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Tourbillon Ride Contact

Remember the complex machine, which allowed for one human occupant inside a pod to be dropped into three spinning rings, from the movie "Contact"? If so, you'll definitely want to ride Switzerland-based ABC Rides latest attraction, "Tourbillon". It's claimed that riders will experience 5G's of downforce, and after watching the video, we definitely agree. Continue reading for the clip.

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Sidewinder Dune Buggy

Looking to be straight from one of the Halo games, the Sidewinder Dune Buggy by Grey Design is powered by an LSX Bowtie big block engine that generates 630 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, boosting it from 0-60mph in a mere 4.2-seconds,. The Sidewinder was built to go anywhere and traverse any obstacle, thanks to its rugged chassis and 3.0 KING bypass shock absorbers with a set of massive tires. If you need a break, there's an Android-powered infotainment system, complete with several OLED displays that can also be used to fully-control of the vehicle while keeping an eye on its vitals. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a giant vortex that opened up on Lake Texoma.

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LiquiGlide

Developed by MIT Researchers, LiquiGlide is basically a "super slippery" coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied to all sorts of food packaging. MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith says LiquiGlide is a unique surface because it's "kind of a structured liquid - it's rigid like a solid, but it's lubricated like a liquid." The coating works with many types of packaging- glass, plastic - and can be applied in any number of ways, including spraying the coating onto the inside of bottles. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Trefecta DRT

Priced at $25,000, the Trefecta DRT sports a folding 20" military-grade aluminum frame and carbon fiber six-spoke, 26" wheels to ensure that it can go anywhere. It's powered by a 4-kW motor, paired with a 14-speed Rohlof Speedhub and a SmeshGear transmission to enable it to achieve a top speed of 43.5mph with up to 184 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel. The motor has a 62-mile range before needing to be recharged. Other features include" Schwalbe mountain bike tires, Hope disc brakes and a built-in handlebar computer. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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BeBionic Terminator Hand

The BeBionic3 ("Terminator Hand") is essentially a multi-articulating myoelectric hand made by RSL Steeper. Featuring 14 different grip patterns and hand positions, including a precision grip for securely handling small items. Powerful microprocessors continuously monitor the position of each finger, providing skeletal-like control over hand movements. The thumb, which has selectable thumb positions, has been redesigned for increased strength, and previous issues with the thumb cable have been corrected. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Audi Transforming Steering Wheel

We have seen the future of steering wheels, and it includes the "Audi James 2025". Touted as a "virtual cockpit of the future," this prototype features an auto-pilot, also known as "jet-fighter mode", is activated, the steering wheel, seating position and light coding system automatically change. The display shows the car's planned driving maneuvers while a secondary screen provides access to infotainment functions. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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The Blade 3D Printed Supercar

It's finally here, the world's first 3D-printed supercar that is. Introducing "The Blade", which was created using a series of chassis parts held together by carbon rod, like a giant LEGO kit. Weighing just 1,400-pounds, its 700-horsepower engine can use either compressed natural gas or gasoline, boosting the vehicle from 0-60 in just 2-seconds. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Lexus SLIDE Hoverboard

Yet another real-life hoverboard has been unveiled, and this time, it's the Lexus SLIDE. In a newly released video by the company, SLIDE seems to be levitating in a skate park, which suggests the flooring is made of concrete. A company representative says: "The Lexus Hoverboard uses magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement. Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Elon Musk Hyperloop

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While some of the images above may depict space, an aquarium, etc., but that's because Elon Musk's Hyperloop trains do not have windows, but rather a "tripscene" display. For those who've never heard of this futuristic transport system, it can basically carry passengers, vehicles, and other cargo through a pressurized tube on cushions of air at supersonic speeds, enabling you to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35-minutes with an average speed of around 598 mph (962 km/h), and top speed of 760 mph (1,220 km/h). Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Samsung Safety Truck

Drivers have all been stuck behind a truck on a narrow two-lane road at one time or another, but what if these large vehicles in front of us had a screen that displayed a real-time video of the road ahead? That's exactly what Samsung has come up with, and it consists of a four monitor wall, mounted on the back doors of the company's delivery vehicles, which are wirelessly connected to a video camera mounted in front. The video may only show the displays working in low light, but Samsung insists the LED monitors are able to deflect solar glare. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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