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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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First there was the Tesla Roadster, now Renovo is debuting the first American built all-electric supercar, called "Coupe". Inspired by the1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe, it's powered by an electric drivetrain that generates 500 horsepower alongside 1,000 lb-ft torque, boosting it from 0-60mph in just under 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 120mph The lightweight battery can be charged in just 30 minutes. Expect to shell out $529,000 for this beast in 2015 with a sticker price of $529,000. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of dogs reacting to a levitating treat.

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Ever wonder what happens when you combine face tracking and projection mapping together in real time? These mind-boggling illusions. By using specialized software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on. The software can interact with a projector to fit any desired image onto the surface of that object. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate kayak roller coaster.

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Not just a concept, a select group of individuals will actually be able to purchase the McLaren P1 GTR. Unlike the standard P1, the GTR boasts aggressive aerodynamic parts, including a new splitter and redesigned intakes to channel airflow around the vehicle's heavily flared wheelarches. Continue reading for more cool things about this amazing hypercar, set to cost $3.3-million USD.

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Not just any motorcycle, the Hormel Black Label Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle, manufactured by EVA Products BV, is based on the Track T800 CDI motorcycle. Its 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine has been engineered to run on 100% biodiesel made from bacon grease. Other modifications include, a lowered suspension, upgraded gas tank, fenders, headlights, taillights, and a new seat upholstered with genuine pig leather to boot. The company claims that it gets 100 miles per gallon and can go from 0 to 60 in six seconds flat. However, the best feature is that the exhaust smells like bacon. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what humans look like in ultraviolet light.

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We'll start things off with a prototype that most gamers have seen, but others, not so much: the Nintendo PlayStation. You read that right, development of the format started in 1988, when Nintendo signed a deal with Sony to produce a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. After several years of development, Sony introduced a standalone console at 1991's summer Consumer Electronics Show called the "Play Station." The system was to be compatible with existing SNES titles as well as titles released for the SNES-CD format. However, due to licensing disagreements with Sony, Nintendo announced that it had formed an alliance with Sony's rival Philips to produce the SNES-CD add-on. Continue reading for more.

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Non-lethal weapons are essentially weapons intended to be less likely to kill a living target than conventional weapons. It is often understood that accidental, incidental, and correlative casualties are risked wherever force is applied, but non-lethal weapons try to minimise the risk as much as possible. They may also be used by military police, by United Nations forces, and by occupation forces for peacekeeping and stability operations. Above, we have the PHaSR. Continue reading to see more.

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