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Teal Drone Fastest Drone


George Matus, an 18-year old behind Teal, has been flying quadcopter drones since he was 11 and built his first one at 14. His latest creation has a top speed of 70mph in winds up to 40 mph. That's not all, this drone is weatherproof, can be controlled with an iOS / Android device or a regular radio controller, and compact enough to store in any backpack. It's equipped with an electronically stabilized 13-megapixel camera that can record video at 4K resolution for some epic videos. Underneath, you'll find an NVIDIA Jetson TX1 quad-core processor. 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 fire vortex cannon.

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Cerebro Helmet

Allen Pan has built a somewhat reverse Cerebro Helmet, made famous by Professor Xavier in the X-Men series, that lets you steer the person wearing it to the left or right using a series of brain impulses. Scientifically speaking, this technique is called Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation, or zapping a nerve in your ear to mess with your balance. As you can see, there's still much work left to do, but for now, it's a great conversation piece, especially at X-Men movie marathons. 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 spoon life hacks you can try today.

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Mercedes Future Bus

Not just for looks, the futuristic Mercedes-Benz Future Bus uses CityPilot technology to drive semi-autonomously in specifically marked bus lanes. The TRON-inspired vehicle is capable of achieving speeds up to 43 miles per hour, and can operate "even more safely, efficiently, and comfortably than conventional buses." It's able to recognize traffic lights, communicate with them, and safely negotiate junctions controlled by them, while avoid obstacles, especially pedestrians on the road, and brake autonomously. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Bubba's Jetpack

Pro golfer Bubba Watson teamed up with Oakley to introduce the world's first flying golf cart jetpack, powered by a 200-horsepower engine that drives two massive fans. All that power equates to a top speed of 50mph in the air, meaning your rounds will be much more interesting, and not to mention, quicker. Or, if you simply don't feel like driving around that water hazard, this jetpack has you covered. No word yet on if they'll be releasing a commercial version. 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 3D-printed Subaru WRX engine that functions just like the real thing.

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Melting a Nail

Sure, not everyone has a modified microwave oven transformer to play around with, but this person just so happened to have just that, and shows us what 1,000 amps of electricity can do to a nail. With that said, a industrial electric arc furnaces (EAF) can heat things up to 1,800° C, while laboratory units can exceed 3,000° C, enabling steel to be made from a 100% scrap metal feedstock. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Boston Dynamics Atlas


It's only a matter of time until we robots walk among us on the street, but for this dog walker, spotting Boston Dynamics' 5'9" tall Atlas humanoid robot in the woods was definitely unexpected. This machine includes 28 hydraulically-actuated degrees of freedom, two hands, arms, legs, feet and a torso. It was designed to negotiate outdoor, rough terrain. Atlas can walk bipedally leaving the upper limbs free to lift, carry, and manipulate the environment. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular virala videos today, including one of video game records that will never be broken.

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Anker 21W Solar Charger

Anker's 21W 2-Port USB Solar Charger is great for emergencies as well as any outdoor activity, and it's being offered for only $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Exclusive to Anker, PowerIQ discovers and replicates your device's original charging protocol to provide its fastest possible charging speed up to 2.4 amp per port or 3 amps overall (with enough direct sunlight). Industrial-strength PET plastic faced solar panels sewn into high-wear polyester canvas ensure it's able to withstand the trials of your outdoor adventures. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Mario Kart AI

AI and machine learning have been in development for quite some time, but MarI/O aims to bring them to video games. YouTube user "Seth Bling" first tried it on Super Mario World, and now, it's been reprogrammed from Super Mario Kart. Like the previous experiment, MarI/O wasn't taught anything beforehand, and only a few simple parameters were set. The AI uses a "fitness level" to determine what buttons to press and so forth, literally being incentivized to continue doing so. After many attempts, it finally managed to beat the computer, using several dirt paths to increase efficiency. 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 man who built an incredible flying chair.

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F-35 Cannon

Sure, the F-35 project might have cost $3.5-billion, and is 8-years late, but this stealth fighter recently tested its cannons, and all systems are go. It fired approximately 3 airborne gunfire bursts from its internal Gun Airborne Unit (GAU)-22/A 25mm Gatling gun system, while 3 bursts of one 30 rounds and two 60 rounds each were fired from the aircraft's four-barrel, 25-millimeter Gatling gun. "The successful aerial gun test sortie was a culmination of several years' planning, which intensified in the first half of 2015 at the Edwards F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) Flight Test Squadron with a team of Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman personnel," said Mike Glass, Edwards ITF flight test director. 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: Rogue One behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Homemade Iron Man Glove

Photo credit: Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine recently got their hands on a custom Iron Man glove, built by Patrick Priebe of Laser Gadgets, and decided to test it out. The laser itself may not be able to defeat any super villains, but it is 3,000-times more powerful than a standard laser pointer. You can use it at parties to obliterate action figures, cigarettes, ping pong balls, or just a piece of paper. 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 robot designed to walk eerily like a human.

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