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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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3D Printer Aston Martin

After discovering that the studio behind 007 Skyfall 3D-printed an Aston Martin, Ivan Sentch, a programmer from Auckland, decided to create his own version using a $500 Solidoodle 3D printer. His most recent project was a 250 GTO Ferrari replica, but this project will set him back at least $15,000 - so far he has spent around $2000 on plastic plus the initial price of the printer. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Rocky the French bulldog jumping for his life.

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What you see above isn't something from a science fiction film, just an MIT SOFT Rocker. Created by Sheila Kennedy, an architecture professor at MIT, the goal of this invention is to make solar panel fitted installations look as aesthetic as possible. There's an integrated 35 watt solar tracking system combined with an interactive 1.5 axis that allow the 12 amp battery to harvest and store electricity when the sun is up. Users can simply plug their USB chargers into the electrical outlets installed in the rocker to charge their gadgets at any time of the day. Continue reading for more.

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It may not go back to the future when you hit 88 mph, or have a working Flux Capacitor, but this DeLorean DMC-12 EV is fully-electric. The 215 kilowatts electric motor propels the vehicle from 0-60mph in just 5-seconds, with a top speed of 125 mph, and a driving range of 100-miles. On the inside, you'll find plush leather seating, turn-by-turn GPS navigation and even an iPhone dock. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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TRON fans who own motorcycles rejoice! The LightMode helmet looks to be something straight from the TRON universe. This modification covers your helmet in electroluminescent materials that will keep you safe at night. There are small controllers integrated directly into each helmet, giving users the ability to select between three different modes that include constant glow, blink, and turning the lights off entirely. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why Japanese drivers are some of the most polite in the world.

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