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BMW 2002 Turbomeister

The BMW 2002 Hommage Turbomeister is basically an M2 in Turbomeister livery, but with a carbon fiber chassis and body kit. "The BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of engineering on which BMW turbo technology is based and re-interprets them in the form of a design study. With its iconic orange/black paintwork, the car has a colour scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motor sport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s," said Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a battery that's lasted 176-years.

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Ferrari Bugatti

It's only a matter of time before supercar manufacturers team up to produce some out of this world limited edition models, and the Ferrari Celeritas 2.0 could be one of them. Think of it as a Bugatti Chiron crossed with the upcoming LaFerrari Spider, with its open-top design and large wing for extreme downforce at high speeds. In the cabin, you'll find a classic gated shifter and a touchscreen infotainment display. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Autonomous Tent

Priced from $100K, the Autonomous Tent is essentially a seashell-inspired, pop-up home that can be setup anywhere in the world. It was designed by modernist architect Harry Gesner, is powered by solar energy and comes with on-site waste management systems to minimize impact on the environment. The metal-framed tents are set atop a raised wooden deck, and then covered with a high-tech, translucent fabric shell resistant to mildew, rot, and pests. They are engineered to withstand 90mph hurricane winds and heavy snow loads of up to 30 pounds per square foot. An open-floor plan with soaring ceilings allow for natural light to flood in, while solar panels handle all of the electricity needs, including lighting, water filters, and a composting system. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly magical water transfer printing.

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Tesla LMP1

Tesla's LMP1 is a Le Mans racer unlike any other, as it not only looks cool, but has the technology to really knock your socks off. Featuring 6-wheels, an electromagnetic suspension system that converts electrical energy into rotational energy to produce the awesome magnetic field you see, and a transforming tire to boot. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Kode57

Ferrari Enzo designer Ken Okuyama debuted his Kode57 supercar at Monterey Car Week. This mid-engined supercar comes equipped with a 600-horsepower V12 engine, while its name pays tribute to 1957, a year when such iconic vehicles as the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and Jaguar XKSS were released. To keep things on the ground, Novitec Rosso provides a fully adjustable suspension - up to 45mm in ride height - paired with a sticky set of Pirelli P Zero tires. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling and funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing a simulation of what would happen if Pluto crashed into the Earth.

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Michael Bay Home

Photo credit: Roger Davies / Architectural Digest

Michael Bay may be known for his explosive films, but that isn't the case with the stunning "L.A. Villa". This living space is immersed in the hillside and accentuates the distinct views of both Los Angeles and the Santa Monica mountain range. There are two master bedroom modules that hover above and further frame the panoramic views. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Building Built-in Graffiti

Photo credit: Patric Rodriguez

From afar, it appears that one side of this building has been tagged by graffiti artists, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that the design is actually built into the structure itself. Located in Melbourne, Australia, ITN Architects hired an artist to create a design, and then used cement to seamlessly integrate it into the side wall. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Apple Store H3 House

Take an Apple Store, transform it into a two-story concrete cube, and you have the H3 House, designed by Argentinian architecture firm Luciano Kruk. Located in Mar Azul, the home boasts two social areas, a master bedroom and a smaller 'cabin-like' room that shares a bathroom. The master bedroom opens upward into an indoor/outdoor area for some added outdoor privacy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Airplane Hangar House

Architect Adam Kalkin decided to place a massive airplane hangar over his 1880s New Jersey farmhouse years ago, as he hoped to gain space for his family while preserving the original clapboard cottage, simile to "a ship in a bottle type of thing". Introducing "Bunny Lane". A conventional Butler aircraft hangar was placed around the original small home, while at one end of the 27-foot-high, 33-foot-wide space, there's a grid of nine rooms from concrete block. These all-glass rooms peer down on the original home and a small "piazza". Continue reading for two more video tours and additional images.

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Floating House Jungle

Envisioned by award-winning designer Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the suitably named "The Floating House" overlooks the breathtaking Costa Rican jungle. The living complex consists of three pods that can house seven comfortably, complete with walkways and bridges connecting the spaces. Natural teak wood flooring, solar water heating and UV water filtration systems, keep the home sustainable. Continue reading for more pictures.

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