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Kreweser

Summer may be over (or soon to begin) for many of us, but that doesn't mean wrapping yourself up and sitting by the fireplace just yet. There may still be time left to make use of Kreweser, a foldable electric trike that comes equipped with a 94-quart cooler, which doubles as a seat. Once you reach your destination (at up to 18mph), the cooler can easily be removed from the trike. Continue reading for more images and information.

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The Quant e-Sportlimousine is a sports car unlike any other, as it has been designed to achieve 217.5 mph (350 km/h) on nothing but saltwater. The 5,070lbs (2,300kg) Quant e-Sportlimousine's radical drive enables it to reach 0-60 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, making it as fast as the McLaren P1. The saltwater technology has now been certified for use on European roads. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Google Self Driving Car

Here's yet another look at Google's self-driving car, which is almost ready for public streets around the world. Just to recap, it uses a combination of video cameras, radar sensors, lasers, GPS and the most detailed 3D maps ever compiled to navigate the roads. According to Chris Urmson, leader of the project, "The maps even show the height of the curb. They are constantly being updated to show road works and other variables." Continue reading for a detailed video and more information.

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Elysium Exoskeleton

In Elysium, Matt Damon was equipped with an exoskeleton, a sort of automated body armor that augments his strength and speed, also helping him to move as his illness becomes ever-more debilitating. YouTube user "The Hacksmith" decided to create his own version, and while it may not be as powerful as Damon's, lifting 170-pound barbells has never been easier. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a vacuum cleaner that works so well you can eat off the ground after using it.

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Classic Art Modern Technology

Photo credit: Kim Dong Kyu

What happens when you combine classic paintings with modern technology? These 5 mashups by artist Kim Dong Kyu of Korea. There's the "Girl With a Pearl Earring (and iPhone)", "Relax[-ing with Some Music]", "Balcony [Shots for Instagram]", and a couple more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pilot attempting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Mike Harrah 24-Cylinder

The Veyron may feature an 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine that produces 1001hp, but Mike Harrah definitely has this beat. Continue reading for more pictures and information. He's the proud owner of one of of the biggest semi trucks you will ever see. It pushes over 3,400 hp and is held together with a 40 foot chassis, thanks to a dozen superchargers and 24 cylinders (two V12 engines) that could whet the appetite of any muscle / power / hyper car junkie. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Teen Inventions

At the age of 13, Kelvin Doe of Sierra Leone started making batteries and generators using only scrap materials gathered in and around his home. He's a completely self-taught engineer who manages his own fully-staffed community radio station in Sierra Leone where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker 'DJ Focus.' This radio station is powered by a generator created from a deteriorating voltage stabilizer, which he found in the trash, while a simple antenna lets his neighborhood listen in. Continue reading for more.

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Apple Bandia Pippin

The Apple Bandai Pippin is a multimedia technology console, designed by Apple Computer. The console was based on the Apple Pippin platform - a derivative of the Apple Macintosh platform. Bandai produced the ATMARK and @WORLD consoles between 1995 and 1997. Bandai manufactured fewer than 100,000 Pippins, but reportedly sold 42,000 systems before discontinuing the line. Production of the system was so limited, there were more keyboard and modem accessories produced than actual systems.

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Wearable Exoskeleton

Noonee has unveiled a futuristic exoskeleton, called the "Chairless Chair", that can lock into place, providing support for production line workers all while retaining mobility. To keep the weight down to just 2-kilograms, it's made from aluminum and carbon fiber. Best of all, you can walk and even run while wearing the exoskeleton for up to 8-hours when fully charged. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Earth from space.

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Ryno Unicycle

Unlike the Segway, Ryno's electric unicycle, created by designer Chris Hoffmann will have a top speed of 25 mph, a range of up to 30 miles and an impressive 25-inch thick tire. Practical uses include it being used by patrolmen or guards who spend a lot of time walking back and forth over the same ground. Currently, the pre-production models will set you back $25,000, but Chris expects the production versions to cost a mere $3,500. Continue reading for another road test video.

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