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Adidas Flytrap Sneakers

Forget shelling out big bucks for a pair of limited edition Nike Air Mags or HyperAdapts, these futuristic Adidas Flytrap sneakers ditch laces altogether. Simply put, the shoe wraps itself around the wearer's ankle the instant their foot is detected, and designer Ilyas Darakchiev has even built prototypes of how the shoes would function. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nokia Edge

In addition to a large edge-to-edge display, the sleek Nokia Edge has a 16-megapixel camera with a F/1.7 aperture Carl Zeiss lens, making it perfect for mobile photographers. As for the fingerprint scanner, it's embedded directly beneath the display, so it won't be an eyesore when not in use. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Owl Cabin

Not just an optical illusion, these giant owls are perfect for a summer camping trip in Bourdeaux, which were created by Bruit du Frigo partner Zebra3/Buy-Sellf. Officially called "Les Guetteurs" (The Watchers), it's located off the grid, and designed to encourage urban exploration of lesser-known sites. The group of owls are huddled together to form a large cabin with three floors, complete with a boardwalk elevated over a wetlands area. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Falcon Nest Home

Falcon Nest is currently the world's tallest single family home. This ten-story, 124-foot living space is nestled in the 6,514-foot Thumb Butte in Prescott, Arizona. Not just a museum piece, this home is equipped with solar panels, as well as alternative cooling, heating and energy-generating systems, in case of zombie apocalypse. It spans 6,200-square-feet house and was designed as tall as possible to create a chimney effect for natural heating and cooling, complete with glass ceilings that offer panoramic views of the the San Francisco Peaks. Thankfully, there's an elevator that leads from the first floor to sixth floor of the house. Yes, there's a swimming pool for those sweltering hot summer days. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to make swamp water drinkable

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McLaren P1 Successor

The current McLaren P1 is already a beastly street-legal hypercar that does 0-60 in 2.0-seconds, but it's only a matter of time until the company releases a successor, and Su Dong-Liang used the 720S to give us a sneak peak at what could be. There's no official word yet, but rumors claim that McLaren could use a full-electric powertrain, which means it'll definitely be quicker than its predecessor. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a fascinating and oddly satisfying paver laying machine.

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Paper Boeing Jet

Luca Iaconi-Stewart, a 25-year-old designer from San Francisco, spent the past 9-years building a 1:60 scale replica of an Air India Boeing 777 entirely from paper folders. "Luckily, these days there's a wealth of photos and videos online that don't really leave any detail to the imagination. Over the years I've amassed a collection of hundreds of images that I've used to draw up my own plans. I also got hold of the training manual for the 777-200ER that someone randomly posted online, and that's been immensely helpful for sections like the wings, which I'm currently designing," said Luca. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Maserati Genesi

It's only a matter of time until all car manufacturers start releasing cars with autonomous driving, but imagine a grand touring sports car that combines aesthetics with the technologies. Meet the Maserati Genesi Concept by automotive designer Sergey Dvornytskyy. Drawing inspiration from Alfieri, this vehicle boasts a fully autonomous driving mode, while also having an extendable steering wheel that enables the occupant to drive. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Sideways Elevator

ThyssenKrupp has unveiled "MULTI", the world's first cable-less, horizontal-vertical elevator that will be installed in an 8070-foot tall tower in Rottweil, Germany. What does this mean? The installation consists of multiple elevator cabins capable of running in a loop, thanks to magnetic levitation technology that cycles multiple cars through the structure's shaft system. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Helmfon Office Helmet

Always wanted to block out office noise, and don't mind wearing a giant helmet? Then Helmfon is just for you. Made from a variety of noise reduction materials, including glass fiber for the outside case covered in nitro paint and a membrane cloth with foamed polyethylene for the inside, it comes equipped with a system board, microphone, speakers, accumulator, magnifier and special smartphone holder. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mirror Mercedes S550

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, Jordan Griska used thousands of mirrors to create a life-sized replica of a Mercedes-Benz S550. The manipulations and curves you see are meant to evoke mortality, and were constructed with laser cut pieces that seamlessly blend together. One caveat: the car is not functional, but is on display at the Philadelphia Contemporary. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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