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Ce6 Night Vision Eye Drops

Researchers claim that they have found a way to inject people's eyes with 'night vision', enabling them to see up to 164-feet in almost total darkness for 'several hours'. One test subject could spot people running among trees in dark conditions 100% of the time, while others who hadn't been treated with the drops were successful in only a third of cases. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using readily available lenses. The Rochester Cloak may looks something an optometrist would use, but it appears to be hidden when placed behind layers of lenses. Joseph Choi, a graduate student who contributed to the project, says: "From what we know, this is the first cloaking device that provides three-dimensional, continuously multi-directional cloaking. I imagine this could be used to cloak a trailer on the back of a semi-truck so the driver can see directly behind him. It can be used for surgery, in the military, in interior design, art." Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what you should never wear to a live news broadcast.

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Two Earth-Like Planets

Scientists discovered two Earth-like planets orbiting a star in Alpha Centauri, our closest solar system. Astronomers claim that they could be part of a more extensive solar system containing watery worlds like our own 4.3 light years away. This discovery suggests there's a high chance of other planets in the same solar system that may have conditions in which life could thrive. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Amazing Engineering Feats

Researchers achieved many engineering feats last year in 2014, including building a working hoverboard, performing a record-setting 43 terabit / second data transfer, WiTriCity's wireless electricity technology and more. Our favorite? It definitely has to be the Hendo Hoverboard. This is how it works: four plate-shaped hover engines on the bottom of the board create a magnetic field that induces a secondary magnetic field in a conductive copper surface - although aluminum under concrete works as well. Co-founder of Arx Pax Greg Henderson, who developed the hoverboard, says: "This is not the end, this is just the beginning of where this technology can go. When you discover that you can levitate a dynamic load in a stationary position, can you think of anything more exciting than a hoverboard?" Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to turn Styrofoam into solid aluminum.

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Marble Cathedral

The Marble Caves (above) are located on Lake General Carrera/Buenos Aires, the Chilean side of the lake. It's a unique geological formation featuring a group of caverns, tunnels and pillars created in monoliths of marble and formed by waves over the past 6,000-years. You can either travel in a small boat or kayak, when the weather is nice and the water is mostly still. Continue reading for more mind-boggling natural formations that actually exist on Earth.

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How It's Made Crayons

As the size of Crayola crayon packs increased from the original 1903 crayon packs, the variety of colors available has also increased - reaching 120 colors by 1998. The 16 officially retired crayon colors are "English Vermillion", "Brilliant Rose", "Light Blue", "Blue Gray", "Lemon Yellow", "Orange Red", "Orange Yellow", "Violet Blue", "Maize", "Green Blue", "Raw Umber", "Thistle", "Blizzard Blue", "Mulberry", "Teal Blue", and "Magic Mint". Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral time-lapse video of Disneyland being built from the 1950s.

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Rainworks

Known for its constant rainy weather, Seattle is the perfect home for "Rainworks", new water-activated interactive installations. These can either be illustrations and / or hidden messages that only appear when wet. It was created by Seattle-based artist Peregrine Church. Each installation is made from a water-repellant coating that lasts anywhere from 4 months to year.

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Carnegie Wave Energy

These look like underwater UFOs, but the Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project uses waves to generate real power for the electric grid on land. These buoy-like CETO technologies are submerged in the roiling seas off the coast of Perth in Western Australia and will harness energy from incoming swells and convert it into electricity and desalinated water, no greenhouse gas emissions required. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Ice Suspended Trees

Photo credit: Isai76 / Reddit

There's no doubt that this winter has been harsh for many parts of the world, but sometimes, the flooding can cause some unexpected natural phenomena, such as these icy sculptures suspended from trees. At first glance, they appear to be fake images, but these are all real ice formations. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how they keep the toilets clean in Germany.

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Guatemalan Sinkhole Gigantic

No, the image above isn't a CG-render, but rather the 2010 Guatemala City sinkhole. This disaster, in which an area approximately 65-feet across and 100-feet deep collapsed in Guatemala City's Zona 2, swallowed a three-story factory. The sinkhole occurred for a combination of reasons, including Tropical Storm Agatha, the Pacaya Volcano eruption, and leakage from sewer pipes. Immediately after the sinkhole's collapse, there were plans to fill it in with a soil cement made from cement, limestone, and water known locally as lodocreto. Continue reading for more.

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