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Electromagnetic Captain America Shield


James Hobson, also known as "Hacksmith", has built a real-life electromagnetic Captain America shield. While not made from vibranium, this aluminum version consists of a bracer system with two industrial strength electromagnets, powered by three lithium-polymer battery packs, which weigh in at 30-pounds total. Sure, this can't be used to fight supervillains, but as you'll see in the video, he can still catch the shield after it bounces of walls. 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 an incredible mind reader magician.

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Hitch Theater

When you're on a road trip and want to catch a new flick, there's the option of visiting a real theater, or getting "Hitch". Simply mount this on your truck's hitch, attach four stabilizing wires, set up a projector, and you're ready to watch. Measuring 122-inches diagonally, the screen itself is large enough to view from a reasonable distance. Now if your projector is smartphone-compatible, like this one, TV show marathons aren't out of the question either. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.

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The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Universal Orlando has completed the revamped Incredible Hulk Coaster track, and just revealed the new Hulk Smash-inspired train. A newly released video gives us a look at these extreme ride vehicles that are Hulk green, but more sharp-edged than the original version. "We really wanted to go with an angular, aggressive and thrilling approach to it," said Gregory Hall, attraction designer. Continue reading for a video of the track and more information.

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TRON Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland is finally set to open on June 16th, after numerous delays and a $5.5-billion investment, but this past weekend, 30,000 guests were invited to a preview event. In addition a massive Enchanted Storybook Castle, guests will also get to experience a TRON-themed roller coaster, complete with Lightcycles. There may not be any loops, but the multi-colored LED effects, and its sheer speed, will be more than enough to get your heart pumping. 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 aluminum foil being folded and crushed a near unlimited amount of times with a hydraulic press.

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Star Wars Rogue One Toys

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Star Wars Rogue One's official theatrical debut may be on December 16th, but photographer and U.S. Marine Matthew Callahan decided to recreate a few scenes from the trailer with action figures. Many of them are inspired by the actual events Callahan has experienced, including playing cards with fellow soldiers, firefights, and relaxing after a long day. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Team Galag Batmobile

According to the Warner Bros. Studios lot, the next generation Batmobile combined inspiration from both the sleek, streamlined design of classic Batmobiles and the high-suspension, military build from the more recent Tumbler from The Dark Knight Trilogy. Well, Team Galag decided to build their own version of this beast for the annual Gumball 3000 race, and here's a first look. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Star Wars Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been kept under wraps for quite some time, but the first trailer has just been released, and it shows the new Shadowtrooper. If you don't follow this series, it basically follows the foundation of the Galactic Empire where a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule. Continue reading for a trailer analysis and more information.

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Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

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Finally, after years of concepts, and the still yet-to-be-released MAG, Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 trainers bring self-lacing shoes to life. "When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten. Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it's perfect," said Nike Senior Innovator Tiffany Beers. Click here for more pictures of the HyperAdapt. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Darth Maul Apprentice

When "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" was first released, many fans were excited about the new villain, Darth Maul. Once they watched the film, Maul's minimal screen time was a disappointment to say the least. Now fast forward to today, YouTube user "T7Pro" have created what could quite possibly be the best Star Wars fan-film yet, and dedicated to none other than, you guessed it, Darth Sidious's first apprentice. Continue reading for the "Making Of" and more information. Click here for a few bonus funny and cool Star Wars images.

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Kylo Ren Costume

Star Wars fans rejoice! Anovos has created an extremely detailed Kylo Ren costume that will literally turn you into the character, minus the lightsaber and "The Force". What makes it so authentic? The company took screen-used production assets to create each and every piece you see. One problem, it'll set you back $2,635, complete with helmet, but you need to purchase it before March 31st - rises to $3100 after that date. Continue reading for more pictures of the costume, and additional information. Click here for bonus behind-the-scenes images from the original Star Wars film in 1977.

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