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Gibbs TerraQuad Amphibious

Gibbs Amphibians has updated its Terraquad, an amphibious Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) that can transform from land to sea mode in just seconds. It's based on the company's highly popular Quadski design, and utilizes proprietary HSA technology that enable it to use waterways, powered by a 140 hp, 4-cylinder petrol engine capable of achieving a top land speed of 50mph and 45mph at sea. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Inflatable Millennium Falcon

SwimWays' Inflatable Star Wars Millennium Falcon is perfect in the pool, or just for lounging around inside your home, and it's being offered for just $16.03, today only, originally $29.99. This inflatable pool float measures approximately 61 x 46 x 6.5 inches (when inflated) - a great size everyone can enjoy. Great for pool parties, vacations, and everyday use, making it a fun gift for Star Wars fans of every age and for collectors, too. Product page. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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How Many Earths Can Fit Inside the Sun

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Ever wonder just how many Earths can fit inside the sun? If so (or not), the answer is approximately 1.3 million Earths. Believe it or not, the Sun is just an average-sized star, as the red giant Betelgeuse has a radius of 936 times the radius of the Sun, making it hundreds of millions of times larger. Currently, the largest known star is VY Canis Majoris, and it's thought to be between 1800 and 2100 times the radius of the Sun. Continue reading to see more things that are larger than you think.

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Real Inception LIMBO Top

Remember the LIMBO top from the Christopher Nolan masterpiece "Inception"? Well, now you can own a functional replica that currently holds the world record for spinning continuously for 27 hours 9 minutes and 24 seconds. The top is machined from solid aluminum and boasts a hollow interior that houses an electric gyroscope that can spin at 10,000 RPM to keep it spinning on just about any surface. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information.

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NASA Coronal Mass Ejection

Photo credit: Jason Major

Photo processing guru Jason Major edited a massive coronal mass ejection captured by NASA on June 7th, 2011 by placing Earth in the upper left corner for scale. For those unfamiliar with the phenomena, it's basically a significant release of plasma and magnetic field from the solar corona. They often follow solar flares and are normally present during a solar prominence eruption. The plasma is released into the solar wind, and can be observed in coronagraph imagery. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Model A S2000

This project all began with James Schwartz's custom 1930 Ford Model A project in 2015, which consisted of a Model A body on a custom tube chassis, all powered by a Honda S2000 F20C inline-four, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Two-years later, Ricky Boada acquired the vehicle, and several upgrades ensued, including a modified firewall, chassis around the transmission, rear wing, new mounts and a custom diffuser. Continue reading for a more detailed video, pictures and information.

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CafeX Robot Barista

Sure, in many cases Starbucks may be the most convenient option for coffee lovers on the run, but what if you could get a drink made to your liking, but without any risk of things going wrong? Introducing Cafe X. This futuristic coffee shop of sorts uses industrial-grade robotic arms to make your drink, and it's open 24-hours to boot. Simply enter your order into a tablet kiosk (or app), along with payment details, and the arms go to work. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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OKS CASA Supercars Mansion

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Designed by Thailand-based saARCHOFFICE, this stunning mansion, called "OKS CASA", was designed to fill its 32,390-square-foot lot as efficiently as possible. Featuring plenty of angular shaped pieces, stacked modern rooms filled with glass walls to keep things open, a living quarters for service staff, wine cellar, in-ground pool, fully decked out home theater, shooting gallery and most importantly, a multi-part garage. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota Gamaru Delivery Drone

Say goodbye to delivery trucks, and hello to Toyota Gamaru. This smart cargo solution uses drones to retrieve packages from warehouses and directly deliver them to your front door. How does it work? It uses special barrel-shaped tracking containers, loaded on wheeled robotic platforms that can move autonomously throughout cities and neighborhoods, that protect packages as they make their way from the warehouse to consumer. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Wrap Around Spider

The dolophones conifera, better known as the Wrap-around spider, is a species of spider in the family Araneidae indigenous to Australia. What makes it stand out is its ability to flatten and wrap its body around tree limbs as camouflage. During the evening, it stays in webs, while during the day take up their characteristic camouflaged form on tree branches and trunks. They also travel along the ground. Continue reading for more creepy natural phenomena that you might not have seen before.

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