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DARPA Sea Hunter

Here's a first look at DARPA's Sea Hunter, an anti-submarine drone shipaimed at improving the ability to detect and engage diesel-electric submarines. Once a wide-area sensor provides an initial indication of a possible target, the forward deployed ACTUV will then rapidly "sprint" to the area and use its own sensors to assess the contact. First, two side pods with long-range acquisition mid-frequency active-passive sonar will verify the presence of a submarine and identify the area of uncertainty (AOU) affected by the threat to limit close surface ships' movement. Second, two higher frequency sonars in the main hull will improve tracking precision and mission reliability. Once in close proximity, total field magnetometer arrays will provide additional information about target activity to continuously track it. Finally, very high frequency sonar will produce an "acoustic image" of the target to identify and classify the specific submarine. 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 a 50-foot flamethrower in super slow motion.

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Law Enforcement Terminator

Created by the Ring Power Corporation and based on a Caterpillar chassis, "The Rook" is armored tracked vehicle designed for the most dangerous situations. Featuring dual joystick controls, an integrated video system that gives visibility into areas that small robotic video cameras cannot access, gun port holes, rear / front lights and an enclosed cabin for added safety. It's optimized for hostage rescues, barricaded suspects, riot scenes and / or natural disasters. 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 a Tesla Model S racing a plane.

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Oshkosh Baja

At first, this looks like your standard military all-terrain vehicle, but after seeing it run in the desert, you'll realize that this custom Oshkosh LCTV is a Baja 1,000 racing monster. In addition to having full ballistic armor, it features a ProPulse Diesel-Electric Hybrid engine, paired with a proprietary TAK-4 independent suspension - each axle module is independently driven by a dedicated motor that is controlled from its own power converter - capable of handling even the toughest of terrains. 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 showing what happens when you crush LEGO with a powerful hydraulic press.

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Conquest Knight XV

Think of the Conquest Knight XV as a street-legal military vehicle that can be upgraded with built-in oxygen survival kits, under-vehicle magnetic attachment detection systems, multiple armor levels and even a black box system. Its armor is not just for show, as this 13,000-pound vehicle is shielded with ballistic steel and ballistic fiberglass fenders as well as a bumper. The engine provides 325-horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Click hereClick 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 a mind-blowing anamorphic skull illusion.

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Otokar Cobra Amored Vehicle

The Halo Warthog-inspired Otokar Cobra may not have all the bells and whistles compared to its video game counterpart, but its specially angled monocoque hull provides ballistic protection, while blackout lights, a thermal insulation kit, all-around vision blocks, and a host of gun ports ensure proper defense. The 7-ton vehicle has a 9 person capacity, and can be equipped with an amphibious kit should water be an obstacle. 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 showing why you should never divide by zero with a mechanical calculator.

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Homemade Russian MS-1 Tank

In the game World of Tanks, the MS-1 is basically a Tier I Russian tank. A group of friends from UFO Garage decided to build a real-life miniature version, using basic tools, lots of plywood, and scrap metal. Boasting a steel tube frame covered in plywood, complete with fake rivets, this tracked vehicle definitely isn't suited for war, but will most certain turn a few heads when out and about. 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 a T8, a futuristic glove that turns your hand into a full-on musical instrument - think Skrillex.

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Oshkosh Defense S-ATV

Oshkosh Defense has unveiled their latest all-terrain vehicle, and it's definitely no slouch. Called the "S-ATV", this 8,250-pound military all-terrain vehicle features a modular design and integrated ready mounts, enabling operators to swap out weapons, like you would computer parts. It's powered by a Duramax 6.6L V8 diesel engine producing 275HP, paired with an Allison automatic 6-speed transmission, that puts power down to all four R20 wheels. The engine cooling system can operate in temperatures up to 130° F, while its intelligent independent suspension system maximizes mobility, enabling the crew of five to go anywhere. 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 some interesting onion life hacks.

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Marauder Military Vehicle

Paramount Group's Marauder is touted as "the world's most unstoppable vehicle," and rightfully so. Powered by a beastly 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine, this armored expedition vehicle can not only hit 75mph on road, but can withstand land mine explosions, and even ballistic missile blasts, thanks to its double-skin monocoque hull. In a nutshell, its armor provides protection against projectiles up to STANAG 4569 Level III for the crew compartment. You can equip it with light / medium-caliber machine guns, cannon weapon installations, missile launchers, as well as command, surveillance, and control systems. 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 world's first $1-million drone race.

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US Army Darkroom

From afar, this may appear to be just another dumpster for rubbish, but in reality, it's a fully-functional portable darkroom that was once used by the US Army. Priced at $2500, it comes "fully equipped with enlargers, trays, professional style print washer, timers...everything you need for doing your own processing and enlarging images," said the seller. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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PL-01 Stealth Tank

First unveiled at the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce on September 2, 2013, the PL-01 is finally in production, and will hit battlefields by 2018. This tank has a modular ceramic-aramid shell, which is designed to provide protection compatible with NATO standard STANAG 4569 Annex A at level 5+ across the front portions of the hull and turret. The hull of the vehicle provides protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines in accordance with appendix B parts 4a and 4b of the STANAG 4569 standard. The entire vehicle will be covered with radar and radiation-absorbent materials. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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