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Rolls-Royce Ship

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new type of autonomous ship that will be used to transport cargo around the world. These unmanned vessels are controlled from a central holodeck, and could hit seas by 2020. Yes, it does come equipped with a central holodeck bridge, called the "Future Operator Experience Concept". The smart workstations automatically recognize crew members when they walk into the bridge, while the windows of the bridge double as augmented reality displays. "We are entering a truly exciting period in the history of shipping, where technology, and in particular the smart use of Big Data is going to drive the next generation of ships. Over the next ten to 20 years we believe Ship Intelligence is going to be the driving force that will determine the future of our industry, the type of ships at sea, and the competence levels required from tomorrow's seafarers," said Mikael Makinen, Rolls-Royce President. 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 interesting butane torch and tube experiment.

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Off-Road Tank Chair

The Ground Squirrel from Der Ziesel is basically a motorized wheelchair with tank tracks, designed to go anywhere. Powered by an electric disk motor that generates 21hp and 30 lb-ft of torque, the vehicle can hit 21mph on rough terrain. The integrated battery pack is good for 4-5 hours of use, and easy to use joystick controls to boot. One caveat: it'll set you back a cool $30,000. 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 an iPhone 6S is dropped from 100-feet.

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Seabreacher X Personal Submersible

Innespace's Seabreacher X just got updated, and this personal submersible is unlike any other. It's designed to zoom underwater and shoot up high in the air, thanks to a 1500cc 4-stroke Rotax engine that generates 260-horsepower. The 1,350-pound watercraft can achieve 25mph underwater and 50mph on the surface. Since each one is made to order, they can be customized with several different kinds of animal graphics, like the shark you see above. Inside this two-seater, you'll find an intuitive control panel, audio system, and an LCD screen display for a live feed of your surroundings. 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 nifty butane torch trick.

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AMZ Electric Race Car


There's a new electric race car, called "Grimsel", in the news, and it's not from Porsche, Tesla, BMW, etc., but rather a group of AMZ (Academic Motorsports Racing Zurich) students from Switzerland. It has set the new Guinness world record for the fastest electric vehicle, thanks to a 31-pound carbon-fiber moncoque that features an aluminum honeycomb core. The entire vehicle weighs in at just 370-pounds, with each wheel being powered by an in-hub, 50-horsepower electric motor developed by the students themselves. 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 group of rejected X-Men characters.

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VW Transporter Doubleback

On the outside, this looks like a classic Volkswagen Transporter van, but once the rear section has been pulled out, it becomes a mobile home. Called the "DoubleBack", the van comes equipped with a 6-foot electric slide out rear pod, pop up roof, kitchenette set, a sleeping area, and plenty of extra storage space. There's only one problem, pricing starts at $85,000, and going much higher once you start adding in options. 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 Seinfeld's apartment recreated with the Doom 2 engine.

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DARPA Prosthetic Arm

Unlike other prosthetics, DARPA's robotic arm is connected directly to the user's motor cortex - the part that controls muscle movement - and sensory cortex - used to identify tactile sensations when you touch things. The wires from the motor cortex enable the wearer to control the motion of the arm, and pressure sensors that loop back into the sensory cortex are used for the touch sensation. 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 just how crazy the new Superman virtual reality roller coaster really is.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn is basically a new game that lets players take on the role of skilled hunter Aloy, as they explore a lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains, and atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization meld together in a landscape that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle. Sony hired Hollywood special effects Spectral Motion to create this amazing animatronic mecha dinosaur suit for E3 2016. 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 insane F1 sidecar racing.

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Ehang 184 Passenger Drone


Finally, the Ehang 184 passenger drone, first unveiled at CES 2016 back in January, is headed for mass production. Crafted from aviation-grade aluminum, composite carbon fiber and epoxy resin panels, this drone is strong enough to withstand whatever mother nature throws at it, given you don't fly directly into a tornado. It's equipped with eight rotors, two stacked motors - one in each corner delivering thrust and precise directional control, and tablet flight controls. The motors combine for a 142-horsepower output, while topping out at 62mph at up to 1,640-feet. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video proving that astronauts really don't get dizzy.

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Bruder Exp-6 Expedition Trailer

Bruder's Exp-6 looks like a normal trailer at first, but step inside its 4mm galvanized chassis that can carry up to 11 times its own weight? You'll find a kitchenette with two refrigerators as well as a pantry, a full bathroom, and even a cozy living room with a flat panel display. Unfortunately, these are all built to order and will set you back anywhere from $15,000 - $50,000+. 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 the secret anti-counterfeit symbol.

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Groundfridge

Think of the Weltevree Groundfridge as your own naturally-cooled man cave, or cellar, without requiring any additional energy. That's right, once installed underground, it can maintain a constant temperature of 50° all year round, and out of the sunlight or cold. You could either use it for entertainment, or to store meats, cheese, vegetables, wines, etc. One caveat: it will set you back at least $10,000. 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 crazy microburst wind storm that has planes flying themselves.

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