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Smell-O-Vision

London Heathrow's Terminal 2 has now brought "Smell-O-Vision" to life, or at least in the form of a scent globe. To celebrate the completion of this newly renovated terminal, the airport installed a 'scent globe' that releases the smell of its most fragrant destinations, intending to "take passengers on a sensory journey before even setting foot on their flights". Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mercedes-Maybach S600

So, you've just sold your startup to Google / Facebook / Yahoo / etc. and want to make your first big purchase, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 should do the trick. Powered by a bi-turbo V12 engine that produces 523hp and 612 lb-ft of torque, it boasts IWC clocks, hand-crafted champagne flutes, an extravagant Burmester sound system, automatic window shades, rear headrest touchscreen displays, and plenty of leather accents all around. Expect it to hit dealers in summer 2015. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 100-year-old woman who sees the ocean for the very first time.

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Android Asuna

Android Asuna, complete with realistic human skin and facial expressions, made her debut at the Tokyo Designers' Week showcase earlier this month and is called a geminoids. Within 10-years, its inventor, Mr. Takeshi Mita CEO of A-Lab in Tokyo, plans to unveil a fully independent version of the geminoid is expected in 10 years, making her virtually indistinguishable from humans. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy dad who decided to build a dirt bike swing.

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Japan Maglev Train

The Central Japan Railway Company used a new Shinkansen maglev train to transport passengers along an 18 km (11 mi) piece of track at up to 500 km/h (311 mph) during a test run. Japan's bullet trains typically travel at speeds of 320 km/h (200 mph), but the levitating Shinkansen uses the force of electromagnets for even faster speeds and to hover above the track. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of grandmas smoking cannabis for the first time.

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Ultimate Home Flight Simulator

Igor Pernet, a 53-year-old aviation enthusiast has always wanted to become a commercial airline pilot, but his life didn't go quite as planned. So, he did the next best thing...buying a decommissioned Cyprus Airways plane and turning the cockpit into the ultimate home flight simulator, complete with all controls and wraparound projection display. This project took him 2.5-years to complete, but as you can see, it was well worth the effort. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Far Cry 4 in real-life.

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360-Degree Piano PianoArc

At first glance, this 360-degree piano might seem like something straight from a fantasy movie, but it's a real functional musical instrument, developed by Brockett Parsons, who just so happens to be Lady GaGa's keyboard player. Featuring 294 keys, complete with three contiguous 88-note keyboards, a single 30-note control section and 3 pitch bend/mod per full keyboard section. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a normal day in Russia for one guy, despite masked men invading the restaurant he's in.

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Auto Lacing Shoe

Sure, it's not as futuristic looking as the Nike MAG sneakers featured in Back to the Future, but Powerlace's auto-lacing shoe technology is just as cool. Simply put, their engineers designed sneakers that use highly-resistant cables to hold your foot in place, which then triggers a mechanism that locks into place at a tension level set by a pull tab on the outside upper section. The tension in the laces can easily be adjusted by moving the lace lock. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter link.

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Tony Hawk Hoverboard

Now that you've seen the Hendo Hoverboard, this new video shows what it's like when skateboard pro Tony Hawk tries the board out. Just to recap, it works by generating a magnetic field over a conductive metal surface (copper, aluminum, etc.), which then generates an opposing field, causing the Hendo to hover about an inch above the ground. One caveat: this prototype only has a 7-minute battery life. Continue reading for the clip and more information.

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Samsung Gear VR

Think of the Samsung Gear VR headset as an Oculus Rift meets Galaxy Note 4 - set to go on sale in December for $200. Now pair that with the company's innovative Beyond camera, which utilizes 17 HD cameras to capture a 360° field of view and offering full 3D reconstruction in all directions, for an experience that will transport you all over the world and beyond. As for the display, it uses the 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of a Galaxy Note 4. Best of all, users do not need to connect the gadget to a power supply of computer, like other similar headsets. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Glow in the Dark Bike Path

Eindhoven, a city in The Netherlands, now boasts the world's first solar-powered, glow-in-the-dark bicycle path. Called, the "Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path", it was designed by Daan Roosegaarde, constructed by Heijmans, and is illuminated by thousands of twinkling stones and was inspired by the world-famous painting, Starry Night. It marks the start of the Van Gogh 2015 international theme year. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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