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Terrafugia TF-2 Flying Car

Terrafugia has started taking orders for its Transition flying car, and deliveries will start in 2019. Just to recap, it's capable of running on normal petrol, can hit a max speed of 100 mph in the air and has a cruising range of 400 miles. It transitions into car mode in less than a minute at the press of a few buttons and is capable of driving at highway speeds. That's not all, the company recently unveiled the TF-2, which is basically a flying minivan with a detachable pod configuration for passengers or cargo. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Singapore Worlds Longest Flight

The world's longest flight, 10,400 miles from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey, landed at Newark International Airport around 5:30 A.M. local time last week after a whopping 17 hours and 25 minutes, aboard the Airbus A350-ULR. "Newark to Singapore, London to Perth, JFK to Manila - man that's crazy if you think about it. We are just throwing these new routes in. We are going farther than ever before. We are reaching new places that would originally take one or maybe even two stops to get to," said AirlineGeeks founder Ryan Ewing. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Hovercraft DeLorean

Matthew Riese from San Francisco spent his life savings making his dream of building a functional DeLorean hovercraft a reality. How so? The 'car' boasts a fibreglass shell that has been painted and sprayed to take on the classic DeLorean exterior, complete with gull-wing doors, and placed on an inflating base with an engine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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NTT DoCoMo KY-O1L Thinnest Phone

NTT DoCoMo's KY-O1L by Kyocera has been named a "card phone," and rightfully so. This credit card-sized device is touted as the world's thinnest and lightest cell phone, measuring in at 5.3mm thick, while weighing a mere 47g. It features a 2.8-inch monochrome e-paper screen, LTE connectivity, and a 380mAh battery. Continue reading for three more pictures and additional information.

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Macro Butterfly Wings

Photo credit: Chris Perani via Peta Pixel

These aren't computer generated images, just extreme close-ups of butterfly wings captured by photographer Chris Perani. They may look beautiful, but these images took a painstaking amount of work, as each one is composed of 2,100 separate exposures that were merged into a single ultra-high-resolution photo. They were captured using a 10x microscope objective attached to a 200mm camera lens. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Intel Dual-Screen Prototype

Photo credit: The Verge

In the future, we may see dual-screen devices that merge tablets and laptops into one, just like Intel's Tiger Rapids. It features a regular LCD display and an electronic paper display, with the latter barely consuming any power, but is meant for writing on. The hinge enables it to close flat like a book, similar to the Lenovo Yoga Book. Continue reading for another video, more hands-on pictures and additional information.

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Magirus AirCore

The Magirus AirCore Fire Extinguishing System is basically a jet-powered, fire-fighting robot that can be controlled remotely by a single operator from up to 500-meters away. Offering two effective modes of extinguishing flames: high-water flow and water mist, with the former being capable of blasting 3,500 liters a minute as far as 80 meters. The water mist mode projects up to 1,500 liters of water per minute up to 60 meters away. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Harrison Ford Solo Movie

YouTube user "DerpFakes" gained prominence by using deepfakes, or to be more specific, an artificial intelligence-based human image synthesis technique, to digitally add celebrities to movies that never starred in. In the latest example, Han Solo was inserted into Solo: A Star Wars Story in place of Alden Ehrenreich. Continue reading for another popular example featuring Princess Leia.

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MANHART 911 Turbo

German tuner MANHART has just unveiled their latest project, and it's called the "991.2 Turbo". This tuned model boosts the turbocharged 3.8-liter, 6-cylinder engine to 670 hp and 642 lb-ft of torque, thanks to a remapped ECU and stainless steel exhaust system, good for a 0-62 mph time of 2.9-seconds. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Adobe MovingStills

Today at the Adobe MAX 2018 conference, Adobe introduced MovingStills for the Creative Cloud, a feature that lets you essentially transform still photographs into cinematic sequences. It uses artificial intelligence to create a parallax based on the photo's data, which is turned into a video shot with a moving camera. Continue reading for the full tech demo video and more information.

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