The U.S. Marine Corps partnered with BAE Systems to build the ACV 1.1, a high-tech amphibious combat vehicle. This 8x8 amphibious platform can carry 13 embarked Marines, plus a crew of three, and boasts a special 'H-Drive' System to provide full time all-wheel traction both on land and in the surf zone. It's powered by a 690HP engine, good over a range of more than 325 miles on land before needing to refuel, and it can travel at speeds in excess of 65 miles per hour. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of clear ice being pit against molten brass.
Empire Auto wasn't satisfied with the head-snapping looks of the factory Lamborghini Aventador SV, so they put their very own golden touch on the supercar. In addition to a new gold paint scheme, they equipped it with a set of Polished Bronze wheels that measure 21 x 9.5 at the front and 21 x 12.5 at the rear, similar to the ones found on Lamborghini's Egoista concept. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Broken charging cables are a common occurrence, especially from just general wear, but BLUFIXX has a solution. Their liquid cable repair pen uses a flexible polymer gel that's liquid before curing, to mend frayed cables. How easy is it? Simply draw a new protective layer over the cable and then cure the liquid sleeve with a UV light. This turns the gel into a flexible, yet tough, water-resistant material with a 5-year lifespan. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.
Logitech's MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse is highly acclaimed for offering FLOW cross-computer control and file sharing, all for $59.99 shipped (order now to lock in price), today only, originally $99.99. Logitech Flow allows you to seamlessly control multiple devices and even copy-paste content and documents between those computers. It features an ultra-accurate 4000 DPI laser sensor that gives you flawless control on virtually any surface - even glass. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.
Artist Bogi Fabian creates mind-bending art that can only be viewed either with the lights turned off or under UV light. "Project Aurora" transforms an entire room into a space-like world, complete with stars and nebulas. "I am trying to create dreamful atmospheres, paint walls and floors and manage to enlighten my art with and without a source of energy. Thus, the spectator can experience the result in the daylight as well as in the dark, and in that way enjoy it in all its facets. My goal is to create unique spaces and rooms giving them an identity and a soul, where relaxing and living become an experience," said Fabian. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sure, traditional game consoles may be soon phased out in favor of devices that play games directly downloaded, but the Polymega aims to keep them around for at least a bit while longer. It's called the "world's first modular HD retro gaming console," and offers 1080p high-definition output, with support from NES, SNES, Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, titles and more. Best of all, this concept has officially gone into production. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Put simply, NVIDIA researchers have developed a deep learning-based system that is capable of producing high-quality, 240-frames-per-second slow-motion videos using a normal 30-frame-per-second video. This new system outperforms various state-of-the-art methods that claim to do the same. "While it is possible to take 240-frame-per-second videos with a cell phone, recording everything at high frame rates is impractical, as it requires large memories and is power-intensive for mobile devices. For these reasons and others, it is of great interest to generate high-quality slow-motion video from existing videos," said the researchers. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the ten weirdest lighters ever made.
Jessie Lipskin wanted to combine her love of travel and homes into one, starting with a 1966 Greyhound Commuter Bus. She spent the next few years transforming it into her dream home on wheels. "I love DIY, however, I donít have experience with plumbing, electrical, carpentry needed for this project. The big challenge was that it was very different from working on a home that's fixed in one location. I constantly had to account for movement, on top of that the angles of the bus and slanted style windows made it challenging to design the best possible layout and curved woodworking. Levels were useless as the bus incline changes depending on location, it was all about calculating angles. This added a lot of time onto the project," Lipskin told Bored Panda. Continue reading for more pictures of the conversion process.
You can't always get the perfect selfie, and for those when you just happen to be blinking, Facebook has a solution. Researchers have created an artificial intelligence system that automatically replaces closed eyes with open ones. How? Well, they trained the AI with photos of people with their eyes open, and after learning that person's eye shape and features, it automatically replaces the closed eyes with artificially generated eyes. Continue reading for many more examples and information.
First revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the Toyota GR Super Sport Concept gives us a sneak peak at the company's next supercar, or the successor to the LFA. This pre-production model is powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter direct-injection V6 engine - THS-R hybrid system - that outputs an impressive 986-horsepower. Continue reading for another video and more information.