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Air Free Tires

Bridgestone has unveiled innovative "Air-Free" bike tires, which support the rider's weight by using a unique thermoplastic resin spokes that stretch along the inner sides of the wheel, made entirely recyclable materials to boot. By simplifying the structure of the classic tire, the company reduced resistance caused by a wheel's continuously changing shape as they roll, thus maximizing efficiency and reducing wasted energy. 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 of the biggest versus the smallest laptop.

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Native Campervans

Native Campervans look normal on the outside, but open the doors? You'll see it's a tiny home on wheels. Featuring a queen-sized bed, kitchenette, seating area, and lots of storage areas for your gear. "[Right now] the vehicles run off an ancillary battery that is charged when the van is moving. One hour of driving charges the vehicle for one day. This supports the lights, refrigerator and inverter so individuals can charge their electronics. No plug-ins at campgrounds necessary," said founder Dillon Hansen. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining why you're always tired.

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Volocopter 2X

Love Uber / Lyft, but hate traffic? Meet the Volocopter 2x. With a total of 18 rotors, this flying taxi is powered entirely by electric motors, and is controlled by a simple joystick. Safety features include automatic altitude control and it can even be remotely controlled, similar to drones. Expect this ultralight multi-copter to hit the skies next year. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining why train travel is so expensive.

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Alpha Centauri Hydroplane


Sleek, stylish, and stealthy, the SR-71-inspired Alpha Centauri Hydroplane even has a lifting canopy for the driver and up to three passengers. Inside, you'll find a booming sound system and Raymarine navigation, while the exterior boasts a stainless steel frame wrapped in a lightweight composite shell. Powering this watercraft is a 9.5L Chevy V8 generating 750-horsepower, paired with a two-stage Scott jet drive that's good for a top speed of 60 knots. 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 of the history of light.

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Dare to Dream Superyacht

Designed by George Lucian has, "Dare to Dream" is a 460-foot luxury vessel unlike any other, as it's the first to come with a 330-foot airship. The French designer was inspired by the US Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyer, and combines form with function, offering ample space for all 52 individuals aboard (12 guests and 40 crew members). "I am fascinated by the zeppelins that transported passengers across the Atlantic in a luxury at the beginning of the century. Nowadays we have lost the elegance and tranquillity of traveling that the cruise liners and airships were offering years ago," said Lucian. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how a rigged 1930s roulette table works.

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Self-Balancing Wheelchair

There are self-balancing robots, hoverboards, and then Scewo, an innovative electric wheelchair capable of traversing stairs independently, offering users a dynamic experience for navigating over obstacles using multiple rubber tracks. You can select from three different modes: "safe" for getting on and off, "elevated" for eye-to-eye communication, and "track" for increased traction over obstacles. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Bugatti Bicycle

Limited to just 667-units worldwide and priced at $39,000, the Bugatti X PG Craft Bicycle could be one of the most expensive ever. What makes it so special? Well, for starters, it weighs just 5-kilograms, thanks to an ultra lightweight carbon fiber frame, fork, rims, handlebars, seat, crank and brake. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Skyrunner Flying Dune Buggy


Always wanted a real-life mini Halo Warthog can not only be used as an all-terrain vehicle, but as a light-sport aircraft as well? If so, then look no further than the SkyRunner MK 3.2. Powered by a Polaris 'Prostar 1000' engine on and a Rotax '914 UL' light-sport aircraft engine in the skies, it can reach air speeds of 40 mph, while restricted to a maximum regulated altitude of 10,000-feet. Carbon-fiber body panels with air-hardened heat-treated steel tubing ensures safety while offering maximum performance. 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 of a Zelda Ocarina-controlled home automation system.

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UrbanX Smart Electric Wheel

In just 60-seconds, the UrbanX Smart Electric Wheel transforms a normal bicycle, into a fully-electric model that can hit 20mph, thanks to a 350 W battery. It comes in six sizes, and is compatible with nearly type of bike, with support for rib or disc brakes. Users can use just about any tire, as long as it fits the rim size of the device. How do you install this? Just use a wrench and screwdriver to swap out the front wheel, secure the throttle, connect the wheel to the throttle cable, and you're ready to roll. Need to charge? Just remove the battery pack, and you'll be able to ride like normal. When connected to the accompanying app, users will be able to monitor speed, distance, and adjust the amount of pedal assistance required. 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 explaining teleportation.

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NSU Kettenkrad

Before the Ripsaw EV2, there was the Kettenkrad NUS, a tracked motorcycle / tank hybrid used in both the Eastern Front during World War II and the North African desert. It's powered by a 1478cc inline-4 water-cooled engine sourced from the Opel Olympia car featured throughout the German military, which made repairs a breeze since German mechanics at the time were more familiar with this powerplant. This engine has a modest power output of 36 bhp, mated a three-speed transmission, giving it the ability to climb inclines of 25° or more, while topping out at 50 mph. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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