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The amazing pool you see above - part of a home in Villa Devoto, Argentina - was designed by Andres Remy Arquitectos. What sets this one apart from others is that it is elevated from the ground, creating a glass wall that allows views from within, and outside, from different points in the house. We've rounded up five more cool and creative backyards that geeks would love. Continue reading to see them all.

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No, the image above isn't from an upcoming movie, but rather the new masks that Taiwan special forces soldiers wear. According to some military experts, the masks can shield the soldiers from close-range shots from a .44 magnum, but unfortunately offer very little in the way of peripheral vision. Continue reading to see 7 more awesome military special forces from around the world.

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GoPro fans rejoice! Here is yet another awesome use for the action cam that involves speed and flying. Fighter Pilots are one of the most highly regarded positions in any air force. Selection processes only accept the elite out of all the potential candidates. An individual who possesses an exceptional academic record, physical fitness, healthy well-being, and a strong mental drive will have a higher chance of also exhibit reputable leadership and teamwork abilities. As such, in nearly all air forces, fighter pilots, as are pilots of most other aircraft, are commissioned officers. Continue reading for more.

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What you're looking at above is the island of Ellioaey, the Iceland's third largest island, with an area of 0.45 square km in area. It was formed by a volcanic eruption approximately 5,000-6,000 thousand years, and accessible with a rope on its lower east side after taking a boat from the mainland. As for wildlife, there are a few lonesome cattle to keep you company on the island and thousands of sea birds that use it for a nesting site. Continue reading for more.

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So far, Google Glass has been invite-only, meaning even if you had $1500, there was no way to buy directly from the company, but on Tuesday, a limited number of units will go on sale to the public. Here's the official announcement posted on Google Plus: "Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we're opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax." Continue reading for 5 reasons why you should buy one.

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Nanotechnology is basically the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. The earliest, widespread description of nanotechnology referred to the particular technological goal of precisely manipulating atoms and molecules for fabrication of macroscale products, also now referred to as molecular nanotechnology. Continue reading for five mind-boggling things you may not have known about nanotech.

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Did you know that the largest purchase with the cryptocurrency to date was payment for a villa in Bali using Bitcoin worth over US$500,000 at the time, on March 20, 2014? Or, that there are currently over 12-million bitcoins in circulation with an approximate creation rate of 25-bitcoins every ten minutes. The total supply is capped at the arbitrary limit of 21 million, and every four years the creation rate is halved. This means new bitcoins will continue to be released for more than a hundred years. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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The amorphous metal pictured above is a solid metallic material that is non-crystalline, and has a glass-like structure. But unlike common glasses, such as window-glass, which are typically insulators, amorphous metals have good electrical conductivity. In the past, small batches of amorphous metals have been produced through a variety of quick-cooling methods. For instance, amorphous metal wires have been produced by sputtering molten metal onto a spinning metal disk (melt spinning). Continue reading for more.

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Could this be a sign? The image above of the M87 galaxy shows a black hole-powered stream of electrons barreling into space, traveling near the speed of light. What this indicates is that there may be a super-massive black hole at the center of this galaxy, with this particular example believed to have "swallowed up" matter equal to 2-billion of our suns. Continue reading for more.

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Called the "Pump House", this compact off-the-grid home was designed by Branch Studio Architects and built by the carpenter client in rural Victoria, Australia. While it may be self-sustaining now, it was originally designed as storage space for a water pump and farm equipment. They used simple materials, like Colorbond iron, low-grade plywood, and rough sawn timber to keep construction costs low. Continue reading for more awesome homes with designs that think outside the box.

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