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Vanguard Roadster

Set to hit showrooms in 2018, the Vanguard Roadster looks like a motorcycle straight from a Terminator movie. It's powered by a 1917cc V-Twin engine and sports a large single-sided swingarm, as well as a curved aluminum disc that acts as the rear wheel. Other notable features include: a 21-liter carbon tank, tablet-based dash, rear-facing camera, black Ohlins shocks, and a fully integrated exhaust system. One caveat: you'll have to shell out at least $29,995. 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 how to make your own fake snow at home.

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Life-Sized AT-AT Walker


Standing 18-feet tall, this massive AT-AT Walker looks to be straight from a Star Wars movie, minus the weapons. It was created by inventor Colin Furze, and isn't just a static sculpture, but rather a man cave of sorts, that can be entered by climbing a ladder up into the body section. Inside, you're greeted with plenty of Star Wars memorabilia, as well as a pilot's chair that has its own LCD display. 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 Ken Block performing insane drifting tricks all throughout London.

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Interactive Dynamic Video

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a technology called "Interactive Dynamic Video," which essentially allows viewers manipulate objects in videos. It uses traditional cameras and algorithms to examine the invisible vibrations of an object, thus creating video simulations users can interact with in real-time. "This technique lets us capture the physical behavior of objects, which gives us a way to play with them in virtual space. By making videos interactive, we can predict how objects will respond to unknown forces and explore new ways to engage with videos," said MIT PhD student Abe Davis. 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 Star Wars speeder bike battle in real-life.

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Big Wind Firefighting Tank

Here's a blast from the past in the form of a firefighting tank. You read that right, a Hungarian company strapped two MiG engines onto a Soviet tank to blow out the worst sort of raging oil-well fires. When the water is turned on, the six nozzles above the powerful turbine engines unleash an immense blast of water that mingles with the jet exhaust to become a ferocious spray of steam. The water moves at a maximum rate of 220-gallons of water a second. The fire is extinguished by severing the supply of oil to the flame. 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 how to make your own mini RPG launcher at home.

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Batman Arkham Knight Helmet

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Project Props went above and beyond to create a 3D-printed Batman: Arkham Knight helmet. The design was taken directly from the game's source code, and even then, it required several days of work to transform that file into something workable. For example, the team had to move the eye holes so the wearer could actually see out the mask. Next, they added functional LED lights to complete the futuristic look. 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 awesome literal Bohemian Rhapsody, with tons of computer-generated effects.

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Zecoo Motorcycle

There are choppers, and then Japanese designer Kota Nezu's "Zecoo" electric motorcycle. Hand assembled, the bike's various parts are made from sculpted aluminum alloy block with an innovative frame layout centered around the electric components, while the hub steering mechanism is designed to accommodate the battery's weight to maintain steering ability. It can be fully charged in just 4-hours and its power source provides a maximum torque of 144 Nm and 160km range. One caveat: all 49 units have already been sold. 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 five vintage gadgets being put to the test.

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Batman Grappling Hook Gun

The grapple gun, which fired the Batline/Bat-rope (it had to be thrown manually prior to that), was first introduced in Tim Burton's live-action film, Batman. One feature added to the utility belt in the film and its sequel Batman Returns, was a small motor which would move items from the back of the belt around to the front allowing Batman easier access to his weaponry and tools. Now, "The Hacksmith" has created a real-life version, and this grappling hook gun can shoot distances of up to 150-feet, using 3mm kevlar rope rated for 2000-pounds. Next up on the list of upgrades is an 8-horsepower electric superwinch that will enable humans to ascend buildings faster than anything commercially available. 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 dry ice being poured into a frozen fish pond.

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THeMIS ADDER Tank

Estonia-based defense provider Milrem has unveiled THeMIS ADDER, a shape-shifting mini tank that can be remotely controlled, and equipped with a 360° rotating CIS 50MG capable of hitting targets up to 1.1-miles away. Not just a rolling war machine, it can carry up to 1,653 to 2,205 pounds of gear, and cruises between 15-21.7 mph. Alternative uses include: a remote reconnaissance platform, C-IED platform and medevac vehicle. "Unmanned systems will play a significant role in the development of military capabilities in future. Within the next 10 years, we will see smart ground systems complimenting the human troops during joint missions," said said Milrem CEO Kuldar Vaarsi. 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 megaphone that automatically translates spoken words into another language.

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Galac-Tac Armor

Remember Galac-Tac's AR500 Boba Fett armor from a few months back? Well, now an Airsoft version is available. The helmets come in flat dark earth, olive drab, matte black and matte gray, while the body armor is made from high-impact semi-rigid urethane, and "one size fits most," designed to be mounted to MOLLE vests. Currently, the company is only working on replica armor and helmets, but they have plans for other accessories such as bracers and gauntlets. 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 handheld Tesla coil gun.

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Diamond Nuclear Battery

Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered a method to convert nuclear waste into long-lasting batteries using diamonds. That's right, this new technology transforms thousands of tons of toxic nuclear waste into lab-grown diamond batteries that could last essentially forever. Early prototypes of the battery use nickel-63 as the radiation source, which is encased within the man-made diamond, while carbon-14, a radioactive version of carbon which can be easily harvested from graphite blocks, is next in line for testing. "There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation. By encapsulating radioactive material inside diamonds, we turn a long-term problem of nuclear waste into a nuclear-powered battery and a long-term supply of clean energy," said Tom Scott, Professor in Materials in the University of Bristol's Interface Analysis Center. 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 BMW i8 getting their window smashed for blocking NYC traffic.

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