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Burning Man 747

Set to hit Burning Man 2016 is this virtual reality art experience housed inside a decommissioned Boeing 747. Officially called the "747 project," the aircraft will serve as a venue for showcases, as well as an incubator for music, art, live performances, experiences, and inspirational talks, complete with Google Cardboard integration. The Boeing 747's top has been chopped off to create an outdoor deck for sweeping views of La Playa. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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Veyron Limousine

Remember that mysterious Bugatti Veyron limousine that surfaced weeks ago? Well, it was being transported to the set of Pitbull's latest music video: "Greenlight". Built by the tuners at "USA Replica", this knockoff may not be powered by a W16 engine, but it will definitely make you look twice should it roll up at a traffic light. Continue reading for more spy shots of the Veyron limousine. Click here for bonus images of a real Mansory Bugatti Veyron.

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Guitar Amp Key Holder

Jack Rack's Key Holder looks exactly like a real guitar amp, albeit a bit smaller, and it's being offered for only $34.99, today only, originally $39.99. The Patented Pluginz Key Chains are made from an actual 1/4" musical input jack. Sturdy enough to hold your BBQ tools, kitchen utensils, or anything else you want to "Hang Like a Rockstar". Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Cymatics Sounds Visualized

New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford took various kinds of matter to demonstrate cymatics, the science of visualizing audio frequencies. In one of the examples, he takes a Chladni Plate - sand-covered thin metal surface attached to the top of a speaker - and plays different audio frequencies on a keyboard to move sand into mind-bending patterns. He also uses a vodka-filled petri dish taped to a speaker for playing audio frequencies of 50Hz and 100Hz to form standing waves in the liquid. 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 7 Mars mysteries that will boggle your mind.

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Bullet Earphones

Munitio NINES Tactical Earphones may look like real 9mm bullets, but these feature 9mm speaker drivers with rare earth neodymium magnets for superior dynamic range and quick recovery, when playing music. Its machined copper alloy housing, coated in brilliant titanium, provides unmatched sound purity and natural noise cancellation. There's also a Bass Enhancing Chamber engineered to produce the tightest, most accurate bass without distortion. Get a pair here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pro gamer completing Super Mario Bros. in 4 minutes and 57 seconds.

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Sennheiser Momentum

Sennheiser's Momentum Earphones (Android version here) bring elegant styling and premium performance together, all for $64.55 shipped, today only, originally $349.95. The sonic signature is pure Sennheiser Momentum - balanced, with powerful bass, smooth mid-range and extended highs. Momentum In-Ear is a perfect complement to your mobile phone, featuring a convenient in-line 3-button remote with microphone to control calls and music with the touch of a button. Product page (Android version here). Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Saturn Aurora Sounds

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been detecting intense radio emissions from Saturn's aurorae, where magnetic field lines thread the polar regions. These signals have been shifted into the range of human hearing and compressed in time. The complex radio spectrum with rising and falling tones, is very similar to Earth's auroral radio emissions. These structures indicate that there are numerous small radio sources moving along magnetic field lines threading the auroral region. Time on this recording has been compressed, so that 73 seconds corresponds to 27 minutes. Since the frequencies of these emissions are well above the audio frequency range, we have shifted them downward by a factor of 44. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the giant machine they used to drill those sewer holes in the middle of streets.

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Robot Drummer

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a robotic "smart arm" that musicians wear on the shoulder, which can result in epic drum solos. It follows the drummer, and is able to quickly switch between the ride cymbal and the floor tom depending on which other parts the drummer is using, while also changes tempo on the fly. Integrated accelerometers and motors help keep the smart arm on beat. Continue reading for close-up images of the robotic drumming arm. Click here to view a few bonus images of creative and geeky guitars.

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AudioPill

Why go to a rave or dance club, when you could just swallow an AudioPill? Created by Czech artist Jan Poope, this bizarre device is ingested orally and creates 'a feeling like you are standing in the middle of a concert hall with a powerful audio-system' inside your body. It comes in three preset beats - 95 BPM / 130 BPM / 143 BPM, and once ingested, the pill takes an hour to travel through the upper section of your gastrointestinal tract. Then the party starts with a 'very intensive' pain in your pelvic area, and once that calms down, a 'beating pulse' starts in your abdomen, creating mixed feelings of 'restlessness, amazement, and elation.' Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Gittler Guitar

It may look like titanium pipes at first, but the Gittler Guitar is a real musical instrument. It has six strings. Each string has its own pickup. Later versions have a plastic body. The steel frets, consisting of stainless steel bars pressure fitted into the stainless steel neck, give the instrument a sitar-like feel, as it is possible to bend the strings downward past where a wooden fretboard would prohibit the movement in a conventional guitar. Click here for more pictures of the guitar. Continue reading for another hands-on demo.

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