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Alfa Romeo AW30

Turkish designer Olcay Tuncay Karabulut unveils the Alfa Romeo AW30, a possible design for a future F1 car. Under the hood, you'll find a quad electric motors rated at 1,000 HP, capable of pushing the racer to a sub 3-second 0-60 mph acceleration time, while a clear canopy keeps the driver safe from the elements. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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PowerBomb Gadget Charger Grenade

Power banks are nothing new, but rarely are there any that really catch your eye, that is unless...you're talking about the PowerBomb. Designed by Rohul Shirbhate, this grenade-inspired device packs 13000mAh of gadget-charging power, enough charge most smartphones up to 6-times over, while LED light indicators show just how much juice is left. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Immortus Solar Car

Australia-based EVX has unveiled the Immortus Solar Car, which can hit 60mph in a respectable 7-seconds, top out at 90mph and cruise at 35mph all day, without needing to recharge. Its design is inspired by the world solar challenge racers, and uses a combination of built-in solar panels, an aerodynamic body, and a lightweight design to help achieve maximum efficiency while on the road. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Scott Sight Thermal Mask

Unlike its predecessors, the Scott Sight Firefighting Mask has a built-in thermal intelligence system that provides real-time thermal imaging even in 0% visibility. The lightweight camera and display is integrated directly within the mask, keeping the surroundings in view at all times. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Trophy Active Defense Forcefield

Rafael's Trophy Active Protection System has been in the development stages for quite some time, but the US military is now finally testing the shotgun-based forcefield technology. In a nutshell, it intercepts and destroys incoming missiles and rockets with a shotgun-like blast. The design includes the Elta EL/M-2133 F/G band fire-control radar with four flat-panel antennas mounted on the vehicle, with a 360° field of view. When a projectile is detected, the internal computer calculates an approach vector almost instantly, before it arrives. Once the incoming weapon is fully classified, the computers calculate the optimal time and angle to fire the neutralizers. The response comes from two rotating launchers installed on the sides of the vehicle which fire neutralizing agents, usually small metal pellets like buckshot. The system is designed to have a very small kill zone, so as not to endanger personnel adjacent to the protected vehicle. 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 the most inefficient way of making popcorn.

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Zanco Fly World's Smallest Cell Phone

Sure, using the world's smallest cell phone daily isn't the most practical idea, but for those who require secrecy in their line of work, the Zanco Fly will definitely come in handy. Measuring in at just 71.8 mm in length and 23.5 mm in width, this micro phone does not have any apps, or even a camera, just basic call functionality. "The Zanco Fly phone, is apparently made by Zini Mobiles Ltd, a company established in the UK in 2013, but struck off and dissolved last summer. It was registered to a forwarding address with just one director, who still appears to be selling the phone through online trading site Alibaba (minimum order: 3,000), where Zini is listed as a British company whose purported total annual revenue exceeds $100 million. Other online sources claim Zini employ, or employed, over 300 people," said Peter Robinson. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a rally car driver gone mad.

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Windowless Plane

Here's another look at IXION, a futuristic windowless plane that uses external cameras to capture a full 360° panoramic view of the exterior. These images are then automatically adjusted for perspective and displayed on the cabin's interior display panels that span the entire cabin, providing the illusion of transparency. Solar panels on the frame ensure that everything is powered in case of emergency. 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 how to make your own LED shoes.

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PancakeBot 3D Printer

The PancakeBot is not a toy or non-functional concept, but rather the world's first 3D pancake printer. Design your own pancake masterpiece using the free software or choose from the pre-made designs at pancakebot. The simple interface allows you to select the design to print from your SD card, pause printing, and even adjust the pressure of the dispenser to perfect your pancakes. It includes a non-stick electric griddle that cooks each pancake with a removable probe, a BPA-free batter dispenser, recipe book and a quick start guide. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of "Game of Hyrule", a live-action Game of Thrones and Legend of Zelda mashup.

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Faraday FFZero1

Faraday Future's FFZero1 Hypercar is set to be manufactured in a $1-billion factory, which just broke ground this week. Located at the Apex Industrial Park facility in Nevada and spanning 3-million-square-feet, this mega project promises to be an automated 'highly connected and environmentally friendly' plant. Just to recap, this hypercar is powered by a 'quad drive' powertrain, consisting of an electric motor at each wheel, producing in excess of 1000-horsepower combined, and capable of rocketing from 0-100 km/h in under 3-seconds. Click here for more pictures of the FFZero1. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Toyota uBOX

Toyota partnered with graduate students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research to create "uBOX". A new concept vehicle designed for Generation Z, whether it be for transportation, work or socializing. The box-like, door-equipped crossover sports an electric powertrain that delivers ample take-off power, while a configurable interior with sliding, nesting seats enables you to easily switch between cargo and people carrying, as needed. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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