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Jurassic World Official Trailer Poster

Jurassic World is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The film was in "development hell" for over a decade since the release of Jurassic Park III in 2001. The film was initially scheduled to be released on June 13, 2014, but production was temporarily halted due to a disagreement between writers and Universal Studios regarding the film's script and direction. The film is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2015. Steven Spielberg, director of the first two films in the series, will act as executive producer as he did for the third film. Continue reading for the official trailer.

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Nolan IMAX Camera

Photo credit: John Bierly

Christopher Nolan may have had a $250-million-dollar budget to work with for The Dark Knight Rises, but it probably didn't include the cost of replacing a $500,000 IMAX camera. While filming a scene Mellon Institute, Anne Hathaway's stunt double drove a Batpod directly into one of these pricey camera rigs. IMAX increases the resolution of the image by using a much larger film frame: while a frame of 35mm film offers approximately six thousand lines (6K) of horizontal resolution, an IMAX negative can potentially display the equivalent of 18 thousand lines (18K) of horizontal resolution. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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Real DeLorean Replica

Most people would be happy to get to work on time in any car, but self-employed Ollie Wilkey doesn't even have to leave home to go Back to the Future, or at out in an exact replica of a DeLorean from the movies. Adding to its authenticity, when it reaches 88mph, a series of lights and time travel sound effects are activated. That, however, is not the coolest part, at the push of a button, this DeLorean can be put in a hover conversion mode, complete with fold up wheels. This particular car was built by an ex-NASA engineer and Universal Studios contractor, originally owned by his friend Luke, who then sold it to Ollie earlier this year for a 5-figure sum. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Kissing Real Bear

Photo credit: Darya Kondratyeva

Even trained professionals should not attempt to kiss a bear, but Russian photographer Darya Kondratyeva decided that using computer-generated graphics just wouldn't cut it. So, she creates fantastical photos that bring old fairytales or legends to life, using real animals and models. The scene above looks like it could be straight from a real-life Skyrim movie, or so we think. Continue reading for more.

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Furious 7

Set to be released on April 3, 2015 in the US, Furious 7 takes place after Fast & Furious 6. After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew are able to return to the United States and live the normal life again as they had wanted, but Owen's older brother, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), is after Dominic, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, putting the entire crew in danger once more. Continue reading to watch the official trailer.

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Underwater Sports Car

People who've been following this site are probably familiar with this Rinspeed vehicle already, but now online retailer Hammacher Schlemmer is offering it for a cool $2-million. This car submarine hybrid floats when driven into water, and submerges with the pull of a lever, sending the passengers on an underwater adventure. There are two water jets mounted behind rotating louvers at the front of the vehicle, which provide steering as well as lift, and propellers in the back, provide forward movement up to 2 knots at depths down to 33'. Continue reading for a video and a link to the actual product page.

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Homemade Batmobile Australia

Batman fanatic and real-life superhero Zac Mihajlovic, from Camden, Australia, turned down several 6-figure offers for his homemade Batmobile. It's not for personal reasons, but rather so he can continue helping sick children via the Make-A-Wish foundation. These offers came from businessmen worldwide, including a Sheik in Dubai. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral music video from OK Go with lots of robots and umbrellas.

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300: Rise of an Empire VFX

Visual effects are often integral to a movie's story and appeal. Although most visual effects work is completed during post-production, it usually must be carefully planned and choreographed in pre-production and production. Visual effects primarily executed in Post-Production, with the use of multiple tools and technologies such as graphic design, modeling, animation and similar software, while special effects such as explosions and car chases are made on set. A visual effects supervisor is usually involved with the production from an early stage to work closely with production and the film's director design, guide and lead the teams required to achieve the desired effects. Continue reading for more examples.

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Little Mermaid Wedding

Disney geeks rejoice! This wedding looks to be from an upcoming live-action Disney movie, but it's actually a real wedding. Your Cloud Parade online wedding marketplace partnered with designer Traci Hines (Ariel) and model Leo Camacho (Prince Eric) to create the fantasy become reality scenario you see above. You'll find everything from the "red hair and the dip-dyed dress to the ceremony on the beach and the too-perfect-to-be-true dessert table, the designers of this styled wedding seem to have thought of everything," says Bored Panda.

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Inception Furniture

Photo credit: This is Colossal

Remember that one scene in Inception where all the buildings were being peeled from the ground? Well, sculptor James McNabb has created an entire line of furniture, titled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery, that look just like that. In his words, these furniture pieces represent "sketching with a bandsaw" composed of abstract shapes that are cut from repurposed and exotic woods. These pieces then become components for larger sculptures resembling wheels or tables. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of lighting, an aurora, and sunrise from the International Space Station.

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