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We have seen the future of sports cars, and they just might be salt water-powered. The QUANT e-Sportlimousine utilizes a nanoFLOWcell system, which is comprised of a three-tank system that stores two types of liquid electrolytes - one positively charged, the other negatively - to generate 912-horsepower. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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First unveiled at CES 2014, Samsung's curved 105" Ultra HD television is currently the largest ever made with a 'cinema' widescreen ratio and priced accordingly, at an eye-watering $120,000 USD. Other high-tech features include Voice Command, which lets you talk to the TV to search what's on or to perform basic commands such as 'last channel,' 'record' or 'turn off', and 'four screen' mode for splitting the display into four, each capable of showing a different TV channel. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Called Impervious, this innovative super-hydrophobic nanospray contains molecules 1,000 times smaller than a human hair and can make just about anything water-resistant in minutes. You can either choose to spray it onto the screen - the thin layer of protection it provides also prevents the screen from being scratched - of any device, or the entire gadget. Once applied, the company says that gadgets can be submerged in 3-feet of water for 30 minutes. Continue reading for the demonstration video and more information.

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It may not be a true holodeck, but scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Science have managed to create their own version with an Oculus Rift headset and a room full of cameras. Oculus is used to replicate the experience of being in a Star Trek holodeck, which means their users can still walk around the room unhindered, thanks to multiple infrared cameras setup around the room, which communicate with the wireless headset. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Geeky cat owners who love technology rejoice! A California-based startup has unveild Bistro, a cat feeder that tracks appetite and weight change patterns using "cat facial-recognition technology." Featuring a built-in camera that constantly monitors a cat as it eat and drinks and then transmits the info to a live video feed, which owners can view on their smartphone using a special app. That's not all, "the device also measures and charts the amount of food and water a cat is consuming, so owners can easily notice strange behavior," says Mashable. Continue reading for a video, more information, and the project page.

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Want to learn something this week? Here are 26 extremely useful websites that will help you do so, starting with LearnStreet, a website that offers completely free beginner level courses for Ruby, Python, and JavaScript. LearnStreet's interface includes videos, some standalone programming projects collectively known as the Code Garage, and other components. The company was conceived by Sun Microsystems co-founder and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and WhoWhere? and eGain co-founder Gunjan Sinh. Continue reading for more.

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Google's "BigDog" robot, officially known as the 'Legged Squad Support System', is being tested in its first live military trial with Marines in Hawaii. This robotic mule can walk and run over rugged terrain, while following a soldier while carrying 400lbs of their kit and weapons.

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We have seen the future of off-road electric vehicles, and it's the Nimbus e-Car. In addition to being battery powered, this vehicle sports solar photovoltaic cells on the roof that generate additional power (A/C, etc.), while a regenerative brake conserves as much as possible. It features a carbon fiber body, along with titanium and aluminum accents for weight savings. Inside, you'll find Wi-Fi via 4G LTE modem, USB ports, power outlets, and even a 7-inch tablet in the center console that displays technical info, similar to what you see in the Tesla Model S. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mind-bending ring illusion.

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Another day, another batch of awesome inventions and gadgets that we may see in stores soon. There's the flexible AMOLED Samsung Galaxy Skin smartphone, smart contacts, Fujitsu technology that turns any paper into a touchscreen, the Socialmatic Instagram instant camera, and the Apple iRing. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video that shows what really happens when the internet goes down.

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We have seen the future of televisions, and you can roll them up. LG has just unveiled a functional and flexible 18-inch (1200 X 810 with almost 1 million mega-pixels) version, with a 60-inch screen projected for a 2017 launch. Instead of plastic as backing, this Ultra HD display uses a special film that enables it to be rolled into a tight tube for transport. Continue reading for a video showing off a similar LG flexible display and more information.

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