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Android Asuna

Android Asuna, complete with realistic human skin and facial expressions, made her debut at the Tokyo Designers' Week showcase earlier this month and is called a geminoids. Within 10-years, its inventor, Mr. Takeshi Mita CEO of A-Lab in Tokyo, plans to unveil a fully independent version of the geminoid is expected in 10 years, making her virtually indistinguishable from humans. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy dad who decided to build a dirt bike swing.

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Japan Maglev Train

The Central Japan Railway Company used a new Shinkansen maglev train to transport passengers along an 18 km (11 mi) piece of track at up to 500 km/h (311 mph) during a test run. Japan's bullet trains typically travel at speeds of 320 km/h (200 mph), but the levitating Shinkansen uses the force of electromagnets for even faster speeds and to hover above the track. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of grandmas smoking cannabis for the first time.

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Iron Samurai Watch

This Japanese-inspired Iron Samurai Faceless LED Watch is currently being offered for only $5.98 shipped, today only, originally priced at $59.99. According to the manufacturer, this watch is: "A chilling blue Japanese inspired LED watch from an entropic tomorrow which gives its master below zero Kelvin supremacy by blurring the boundaries of how temporal intelligence (time) is shown." Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Faceless unique design.

  • LED display of current time.

  • Time & Date functions.

  • Top row displays hour - Bottom row displays minutes.

  • Quartz Movement.


[via Amazon]

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Hamster World

Another day, another bizarre internet trend, and this time, it has to do with hamsters. Japan-based photographer, who goes Kawanabesatou on Twitter, shows us what bars and restaurants would look like if hamsters ran things. You'll also see them in bookstores and even one relaxing at home, enjoying a nice hot pot meal. As many hobbyists already know, there's plenty of tiny objects designed for dollhouses, available for purchase, should you want to create your own hamster world. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Aerial 3D Display

The future of 3D displays is here, and it's from Aerial Burton. Unlike its predecessors, this one can project text and images in mid-air, and are constructed by firing a 1kHz infrared pulse laser into a 3D scanner, which reflects and focuses the pulses of the laser to specific points in the air. "The molecules at that point are ionized, and the energy is released as photons. Aerial Burton believes that using this technology in emergencies will aid communication after a disaster, letting people know where to evacuate, or obtain food and emergency supplies," according to DigInfo TV. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 3-year-old who is set to become the next World Rally Champion.

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Lie Detector

Kokoro Scanner Lie Detector Headset by Takara Tomy looks like a toy, but the company says this gadget can tell if a person is lying. It works by reading the changes in one's pulse when asked certain questions. The only confusing part is that there's a yellow light, which indicates you're not telling the whole truth. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Transparent Car Japan

This technically isn't a *transparent car*, but rather one created by Susumu Tachi and Masahiko Inami of the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University, that utilizes video camouflage technology. The system uses projectors, cameras, and special mirrors to mirror what one would see on the outside the car onto the surfaces inside. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Latte Cat Art

Photo credit: My Modern Met

Latte art isn't the latest thing to hit the internet, but Japan-based barista "dongurinekobei" takes the skill to a whole new level with her photorealistic cat series. The inspiration for this series came from her 6-year-old gray tabby cat named Donguri, along with her two other foster kittens, Mugi and Uutan. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of NASA's pumpkin carving contest, complete with frickin' laser beams.

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Rabbit iPhone Case

No, this isn't an optical illusion, or a stuffed animal, but rather a real rabbit being used as an iPhone case. This image went viral online a few weeks ago, and since then, other iPhone owners have begun using their own pets in the same way. While most of the images you're about to see feature iPhones, this works with just about any brand, given that it's not a tablet or laptop. Continue reading for more.

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Rock Sculpture

Photo credit: Hirotoshi Itoh

Kicking a few stones around while walking isn't anything most people would take notice of, but one look at these creative sculptures by Japanese artist Hirotoshi Itoh, and you'll see them in a whole new light. He goes by "Jiyuseki" online, and he masterfully works with natural stones using both hand tools, as well as clever props, to create illusions such as the one above of a group of tourists peering out from a rock. Continue reading for more images and information.

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