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Bulletproof Mask

British special forces are now testing the Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet, which is held together by neodymium N52 magnets that enable operators to attach and remove the stock bulletproof cheek plates to install separate sights or optics. Unlike Boba Fett's helmet, this one features special vents and even an integrated fan, to prevent it from fogging up. The helmet lens was designed by an aerodynamic engineer for Suzuki specifically to offer military-spec ballistic protection. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the napkin ring problem.

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Barracuda SV11 Stealth Boat

Inspired by the F-117A Nighthawk, the Barracuda SV11 Stealth Boat looks to be straight from a 007 film. It's powered by a powerful twin engine that generates 575-horsepower, enabling it to hit speeds in excess of 40 knots. The a 1,000-liter fuel tank lets you travel as long as 200-nautical miles on a full tank of gas. Two groups already using this stealthy machine are the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research and the Polish Navy. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to build a human.

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Oshkosh JLTV


Think of the Oshkosh L-ATV (Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle) as a real-life Halo Warthog. This light utility/combat multi-role vehicle won the US military's Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program, and will part-replace the HMMWV. It delivers a level of protection similar to that of current, but far heavier and less maneuverable, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) class designs, these having far more protection from blast than even the latest up-armored HMMWVs. Power comes from a Gale Banks Engineering 866T V-8 diesel producing around 300 hp, mated to an automatic six-speed Allison Transmission. The base L-ATV does not have a standard armament, however it can be fitted with a selection of weapons including light, medium, and heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, or anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) depending on user requirements. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture egallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the most indestructible animal on Earth.

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McKinley Climatic Laboratory


The McKinley Climatic Laboratory is both an active laboratory and a historic site located in Building 440 on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The main chamber was constructed to hold aircraft as large a B-29, its size also fitting the larger Convair B-36 Peacemaker. It now has 55,000 square feet (5,100 m2) working area. This allows it to test aircraft as large as a C-5A. Under hot conditions, it can achieve 165°F. The All-Weather Room has a temperature range from -80°F to 170°F. Rainfall can be as high as 15 inches (380 mm) per hour and the wind can be as high as 60 knots (31 m/s). Snow can also be made in the chamber. The Temperature-Altitude Chamber can simulate altitudes up to 80,000 feet, and range in temperature range from -80°F to 140°F. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a molten metal squirt gun.

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Navy Electromagnetic Railgun

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently demonstrated the Navy's electromagnetic railgun initial rep-rate fires of multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. This revolutionary weapon relies on a massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles - and at speeds that exceed Mach 6. "They've extended the launcher core life from tens of shots' core life when program started to something that's now been fired over 400 times and...we anticipate barrels will be able to do over 1,000 shots," said Dr. Tom Beutner, head of Naval Air Warfare and Weapons for ONR. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the leaked Comic-Con Avengers: Infinity War trailer.

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Navy Laser Weapon

Developed by the US Navy, the AN/SEQ-3 Laser Weapon System or XN-1 LaWS is basically a directed-energy weapon designed to be used against low-end asymmetric threats. Scalable power levels allow it to be used on low-power to dazzle a person's eye to non-lethally make them turn away from a threatening posture, and increase to 30 thousand watts (30 kW) to fry sensors, burn out motors, and detonate explosive materials. Against a vital point on small UAVs, one can be shot down in as little as two seconds. When facing small boats, the laser would target a craft's motor to disable it and make it "dead in the water," then repeating this against others in rapid succession, requiring only a few seconds of firing per boat. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of card throwing trick shots.

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Secret US Bunker


There are many not so secret bunkers scattered around the United States that will be used in event of war or other disasters, and the most famous of which, is the Cheyenne Mountain Complex (above). This military installation and nuclear bunker is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, which hosts the activities of several tenant units. The complex was built under 2,000 feet (610 m) of granite on 2 hectares (5 acres). Fifteen three-story buildings are protected from movement by an earthquake or explosion by a system of giant springs that the buildings sit on and flexible pipe connectors to limit the operational effect of movement. The bunker is built to deflect a 30 megaton nuclear explosion as close as 2 kilometers (1.2 mi). Within a mountain tunnel are sets of 25-ton blast doors and another for the civil engineering department. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a sea turtle devouring a jellyfish like spaghetti.

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F-22 Raptor Truck

You read that right, this is a one-of-a-kind F-22 Raptor jet-inspired Ford F-150, which is being auctioned off at the annual EAA Gathering of Eagles on July 27. It's not just about the looks, as under the hood, you'll find a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine tuned by Ford Performance engineers, complete with Whipple intercooler, to boost power output to an impressive 545 hp. 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 an extremely powerful 4000 psi BB gun.

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Russian Combat Armor

Photo credit: Daily Mail

Russia has unveiled its very own Star Wars-inspired combat armor, which consists of an exoskeleton, bulletproof body plates, and a tinted helmet with a heads-up display. "Features of the suit include a task light on the helmet for examining things like weapons and maps. It also has a pop-up display that can be used for tasks like examining a plan of the battlefield," said Andy Lynch, of Odin System. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a giant mousetrap that destroys everything.

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JFD Seal Carrier

JFD Global's SEAL Carrier was designed specially for transporting six-man special operations teams into hostile locations, undetected. This 30-foot vessel is powered by a 345-horsepower diesel engine, paired with a Rolls Royce water jet in surface mode. It's capable of reaching speeds of up to 30 knots. It can transition seamlessly into a submersible, and dive up to 50 meters underwater. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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