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Renault TreZor

Yesterday, the Renault TreZor Electric GT supercar leaked, and now, it's been officially revealed at the Paris Motor Show. This all-electric vehicle comes equipped with a 260kW battery that generates the equivalent of 360-horsepower and 282-pound-feet of torque, good for a 0-62mph time of under 4-seconds. It's no compact car either, as the TreZor measures 15-feet long, 6-feet wide, and 3-feet tall, with a lift-up top. Want to kick back, and enjoy the scenery? Simply press a button, and autonomous mode is activated. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R


The 2018 Honda Civic Type R Prototype has made its official debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and it's a doozy. Sporting a brushed titanium-satin paint job, this FWD track monster comes equipped with an intake hood scoop, triple exhaust pipes, vented front fenders, bumper ducts, rear diffuser, and like its predecessors, a large rear wing. Under the hood, you'll find a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder VTEC engine generating 306-horsepower and 400 pound-foot of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, enough power to give the Ford Focus RS a run for its money. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a previously unseen of Bill Gates inside ID Software's DOOM game.

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MyProAction Vending Machine

A group of high school students from Italy have taken plastic recycling to the next level with MyProAction, a vending machine that grinds used plastic bottles into pellets, which are then used to create smartphone via a built-in 3D printer. This invention came about when students Marco Tomasello, Daniele Caputo, Vincenzo Virruso, Vittorio Maggiore, Toni Taormina, and their teacher, Daniela Russo sought a more efficient way of getting youth involved in environmental conservation. Currently, they've built four prototypes and have taken home an AXA Italia Social Impact Award in a national contest along the way. Continue reading for more cool inventions that you may not have known about.

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Steam Controller

Valve's Steam Controller lets you ditch the traditional keyboard and mouse setup, and it's being offered for only $34.99, today only, originally $49.99. It's essentially an innovative input device that allows you to play games from all genres, including traditional gamepad-style games as well as games usually reserved for play with a mouse and keyboard - they are wireless and completely configurable. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on demo video and more information.

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Lexus Kinetic Seat

Set to make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show this weekend, the Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept features an innovative fiber net construction, rotational seat cushion and back rest movements, along with a a flexible spider web-pattern for optimal support. The rotational seat cushion and back rest enables both sections to move kinetically with the occupant's weight / external forces, thus stabilizing head movement caused by vehicle motion and keeping your field of vision steady. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the amazing technical mastery of Formula One drivers.

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Minimalist Home Pool

If Apple's Jonathon Ive was contracted to design a home, it might look something like this one, envisioned by Paz Gersh Architects in Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv. Unlike similar homes, there are no steps leading down from the living area to the pool, making for a seamless transition from inside to outside. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Renault Trezor

Making its first appearance in 2016 Mondial de L'automobile, Renault's futuristic Trezor supercar concept has just been leaked ahead of the Paris Motor Show. While no technical details have been released, one of the images appear to show solar panels on the roof, which may be used to power a hybrid drivetrain. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Abyss Table

Duffy London's Christopher Duffy unveils his latest creation, the "Abyss Horizon" table, a design inspired by the depths of the sea. Its circular design seems like an illusion at first, but as you get closer, you'll see it's made from layers of stacked wood and glass. "I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer's factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers - the same way the sea does as it deepens. I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the Earth's sea bed," said Duffy. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Railgun Tank

The military is currently building railguns that can be as a weapon, relying on electromagnetic forces to achieve a very high kinetic energy of a projectile. Ziggy Zee decided to create his own version, in the form of a railgun tank. "The railgun was upgrade to 35,000 joules. A scope was added for increased accuracy and a breach loading system was added for decreased reloading time (vs. muzzleloading). A RoboteX robot was obtained to increase the mobility of the largest homebuilt mobile railgun. There are 70 x 6000 microfarad capacitors. We drove these to 410 volts for a total of 35,000 joules," said its creator. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining how much it would actually cost for humans to live on the moon.

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Funny Squirrel

Photo credit: Vadim Trunov via Bored Panda

Russian nature photographer Vadim Trunov specializes in capturing squirrels in peculiar situations, including shooting photos of each other. You might think some of these images have been digitally altered, but the truth is that Trunov left some food for them in a clearing so he could see how they reacted, and sometimes, nuts were strategically placed inside objects to capture the perfect poses. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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