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KFC Bucket Photo Printer

This looks like a normal KFC bucket, but upon closer inspection, you'll see it actually doubles as an instant photo printer. That's right, to celebrate 60 years in Canada, KFC created the limited-edition "Memories Bucket" that helps you print your memories on the go. While no technical information has been released, operation is as simple as snapping a photo and using an accompanying app to print it out. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Pacific Rim Exoskeleton

Daniele Benedettelli has created a wearable, Pacific Rim-inspired LEGO exoskeleton that can be used to wirelessly control a smaller Cyclops MK II humanoid robot. While wearing the suit, you can command the robot to carry out various movements, such as bending their arms or waving goodbye, by simply moving. The smaller robot you see is based on a pair of LEGO Mindstorms NXTs, six motors and Bedettelli's very own custom Android smartphone app. How does the movement work? Well, the robot is connected via Bluetooth with an Arduino fitted to the back of the suit that transmits motion signals. 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 person who watched too much Fast and Furious.

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Man Shoots Down Drone

William H. Merideth, a 47-year-old man from Hillview, Kentucky, was arrested this past Sunday after he used a shotgun to shoot down a drone that was flying over his property and others. He's being charged with felony criminal mischief as well as wanton endangerment. This incident all began when his daughters called him out of the house, saying that there was a camera drone 'flying over everybody's yard." Continue reading for two news reports and the reason why he shot it down.

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Floating City Manta Ray

Many already know 95% of the ocean has not yet been explored, but floating around on a futuristic city just might change that. Jacques Rougerie, an artist from France, has revealed a giant manta ray-inspired floating city measuring 3,000-feet by 1,600-feet. It can house approximately 7,000 researchers, professors, and students, complete with laboratories, classrooms, living quarters, as well as space for leisure activities. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Rimac Concept One

The Rimac Concept One aims to put the Tesla Model S P85D to shame, thanks to its four individual electric motors, one for each wheel, that generates a total 1,088 horsepower and reaches 0-62 mph in an insanely quick 2.8-seconds. Rimac says that the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring System (R-AWTV) controls each motor and wheel independently for optimal driving dynamics. Limited to 88-units worldwide, you'll have to pay $980,000 to own one of these electric hypercars. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Swincar Spider Car

SWINCAR may look like a normal independent suspension quad, but upon closer inspection, you'll see this 4-wheeler uses the pendulum effect to counteract the forces that appear when tackling obstacles, rough terrain, steep slopes and banks, or when simply riding around a corner. One of the most unique features is how the wheels tilt independently, or in other words, both wheels and the nacelle will lean into the curve. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Canon ME20F-SH 4-Million ISO Camera

Canon reveals their all-new Canon ME20F-SH, a multi-purpose, full-frame 35mm camera that has a maximum ISO of 4,000,000, making it perfect for shots in near darkness. Its specialized sensor enables users to shoot Full HD video while subjects are illuminated with less than 0.0005 lux - full moon on a clear night is 0.27-1.0 lux. The company says that practical uses include: cinematic production, reality television, nature documentaries, and security as well as surveillance. Expect to shell out $30,000 for this camera when it hits stores in December 2015. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing Google Translate taking on "La Bamba".

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Canon ME20F-SH 4-Million ISO Camera

Canon reveals their all-new Canon ME20F-SH, a multi-purpose, full-frame 35mm camera that has a maximum ISO of 4,000,000, making it perfect for shots in near darkness. Its specialized sensor enables users to shoot Full HD video while subjects are illuminated with less than 0.0005 lux - full moon on a clear night is 0.27-1.0 lux. The company says that practical uses include: cinematic production, reality television, nature documentaries, and security as well as surveillance. Expect to shell out $30,000 for this camera when it hits stores in December 2015. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing Google Translate taking on "La Bamba".

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World's Most Powerful Laser

Researchers in Osaka, Japan have fired the most powerful laser ever created. They were able to produce a 2-petawatt laser beam using a device known as the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiment (LFEX). Nicknamed the "Death Star Laser", its beam is equivalent to 1,000 times the world's total electricity consumption. Despite the immense amount of power, the energy required for is equivalent to that needed to power a microwave for 2-seconds. Continue reading for an image of what the machine consists of and more information.

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MAARS Robot Tank


When a miniature tank meets an advanced weapons system and robotics, you get the MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System). It's basically a 3-foot tall, remote-controlled ground vehicle that can assist in anything from camera surveillance disarming IEDs to keep soldiers out of harm's way. The MAARS can move at 7 mph and travel 800-1000 meters from its controller. It has a seven cameras for driving, situational awareness, and for the weapon that can operate in daytime or thermal modes. MAARS is armed with an M240B machine gun and four M203 grenade launcher tubes on a 360 degree rotating turret. It carries 450 rounds of machine gun ammo and four grenade rounds. Grenades can include sponge, buckshot, and tear gas for less-lethal purposes, and explosive and airburst for lethal purposes. Each tube is loaded individually, allowing lethal and less-lethal capabilities to be available and selected when needed. If weapons aren't needed, they can be replaced with a manipulator arm that can lift 120-pounds, which is enough strength to pick up 155mm artillery rounds. 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 a genius who solved a 7x7 Rubik's Cube in record time.

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