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MiG-29 Fulcrum Edge of Space

The MiG-29 is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union, first entering service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983. While originally oriented towards combat against any enemy aircraft, many MiG-29s have been furnished as multirole fighters capable of performing a number of different operations, and are commonly outfitted to use a range of air-to-surface armaments and precision munitions. These days, civilians can pay to ride a MiG-29 Fulcrum to the edge of space. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Deep Neural Network Painting

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We have seen the future of artificial intelligence, and it includes an advanced algorithm that can learn to paint in the style of any artist. That's right, researchers at the University of Tubingen inserted series of old masters into the system, and it turned a modern day photo into paintings in the style of some of the world's best known artists. "Thus far the algorithmic basis of this process is unknown and there exists no artificial system with similar capabilities. Here we introduce an artificial system based on a Deep Neural Network that creates artistic images of high perceptual quality. The system uses neural representations to separate and recombine content and style of arbitrary images, providing a neural algorithm for the creation of artistic images," said the researchers. Continue reading for another video on deep neural networks.

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The TriFan 600 VTOL by Denver, Colorado-based XTI Aircraft looks like a small jet, but it utilizes three-ducted fans to takeoff and land vertically from heliport-sized areas. In just seconds, the six-passenger (5 + 1 pilot) aircraft's two wing fans rotate forward for a seamless transition to high-speed flight. It reaching a maximum 400mph cruising speed at 30,000-feet in 90-seconds and can travel up to 1,200-miles without refueling. "We fully expect that investors, especially crowdfunders and those with an interest in aviation, will be drawn to the idea of having their own 'Kitty Hawk' moment by being part of a truly new aircraft program that will change flight as we know it,' said XTI. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of an awesome transforming Optimus Prime Transformers birthday cake.

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Gurkha RPV

If the Tumbler were crossed with a tank, Gurkha's 19,500-pound RPV Civilian Edition would be the result. Based on the Ford F-550 chassis, it's powered by a 6.7L Powerstroke diesel generating 300-horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. You also get full exterior LED lighting, remote power door locks and GPS navigation. Options on this 4x4 beast include: a front winch for off-road applications or a rear trailer hitch to haul your race car to the track. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of a highly volatile substance that explodes when disturbed.

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Gravity Light


Aimed at developing countries, the Gravity Light requires no batteries, as it gets energy from its own weight, thus providing free light once purchased. How does it work? The light sports a gear-train, along with a DC generator, and as a heavy object pulls down on one side, it turns that force into usable electricity. A single lift to one side is good for hours of light - when one side drops, you can just lift it back up again. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Hi-Can Bed

Sure, we may not all live in mansions and have custom-built home theater systems, but Hi-Can aims to change that. While not exactly custom, this futuristic bed has an integrated display that pops up at the push of a button, a surround sound system, blinds in case you want to snooze during the day, 4K HD projector and a slot for a video game console of your choosing. Continue reading for more pictures.

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TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Oshkosh's TerraMax is basically unmanned ground vehicle technology - consisting of a high definition LIDAR system, a wide dynamic range camera, a short wave infrared camera, four situational awareness cameras, 12 short range radar systems and three long range radar systems - installed on a 6x6 autonomous MTVR-based tactical cargo hauler. This massive vehicle is autonomously controlled by an operator control unit (OCU). It can be operated fully autonomously in any position in the convoy, or semi-autonomously to follow the path of the lead vehicle. The TerraMax is now supplied to the U.S. and British military, and used in reconnaissance missions and freight transport in high-risk areas so freeing soldiers from possible attacks or ambushes. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a Star Wars: A New Hope outtakes reel you probably haven't seen before.

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Hydrogen Battery iPhone

British power technology firm Intelligent Energy has unveiled the world's first hydrogen-powered iPhone 6 battery that uses patented technology to creates its own electricity by combining oxygen and hydrogen together. The prototype integrates a rechargeable fuel cell into your handset, without adding bulk, and boasts the capacity to charge it for about 7-days straight. Refueling is completed with hydrogen through the headphone jack. Unfortunately, it's only compatible with the iPhone 6 for now. Continue reading to see how to make your own hydrogen fuel cells.

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Paradigm SRP Talon

Paradigm's SRP Talon is essentially a high-tech weapon that can be mounted and removed from any vehicle. Extreme precision is achieved by incorporating state of the art military-spec gyros, high speed servos, along with advanced circuitry into a precision machined two-axis turret. The weapon's MEMS gyros send out digital attitude data to the high speed servo motors via a custom engineered and programmed circuit board - allowing stabilization correction solutions to be made thousands of times per second. 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 Mario Kart meets skateboarding.

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UK Electric Highway Wirelessly Charge Electric Cars

We have seen the future of electric vehicle charging, and it's wireless. Highways England, a government-owned company that manages England's major roads, is set to conduct an 18-month trial to test wireless charging technology. In a nutshell, electric cars will be equipped with special equipment designed to capture and store energy transmitted by corresponding machines installed underneath the road's surface. "The off road trials of wireless power technology will help to create a more sustainable road network for England and open up new opportunities for businesses that transport goods across the country," says Highways England Chief Highways Engineer Mike Wilson. Continue reading for more fascinating images.

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