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PlyFly Wooden Go-Kart

Here's another look at PlyFly, a flat-pack, wooden go-kart you can build yourself in just a few hours. Priced from $745, these Flat.Pack go-karts comes in two different models (2.5HP and 4HP engines) and include all the parts necessary to build a vehicle capable of hitting 25mph. That's not all, they've added an option for a solid rear axle to the 4HP karts. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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R2-D2 Vespa Scooter

Sure, it may not have the sound effects or hologram technology, but The Force is definitely strong with this custom R2-D2 Vespa scooter. This Italian scooter has been completely revamped by fifth grade teacher Morgan, a Star Wars fanatic who spent countless hours cutting adhesive vinyl. No detail was spared, especially in the rear trunk where you can find many awesome retro style Star Wars stickers. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Airless Bicycle Tire

Forget having to worry about air pressures in tires, or accidentally puncturing them on rugged terrain, and say hello to the Energy Return Wheel. Designed by Britek's Brian Rusell, these special tires use rubber that has been stretched over a series of carbon nano tube reinforced composite rods rather than air. They were designed to provide the same cushioning as traditional, air filled tires would provide, and the rods can be easily adjusted, allowing the tension on the rubber to adapt to different road conditions and terrains, improving both flexing and recoil cycling for riders. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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DTV Shredder


Yes, the DTV Shredder project is still alive and going strong. It's basically a cross between an ATV, tank and skateboard. Instead of wheels, the vehicle uses two continuous tracks, and is powered by a 15hp 200cc Honda engine. Forward motion is activated by twisting the handlebar grip and steering is controlled by leaning left or right on the platform that sits above the tracks. By using continuous tracks, it's able to tackle the toughest of terrain: tarmac, sand, dirt, mud, or snow and even slopes of up to 40° and reach speeds of up to 30mph. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including an awesome LEGO first person shooter.

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3-Wheeled Mobile Home

Cornelius Comanns, an industrial designer from Germany, has unveiled a solution for mobile warriors who want the convenience of a mobile home, but don't want to drive around a giant vehicle: Bufalino. This tiny 3-wheeled mobile home is based on the Piaggio APE 50, keeping many of the components and structure intact. It includes only the essentials: a sleeping area, two seats, kitchenette, storage space, water tank, basin, and a refrigerator. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of real-life Predator gauntlet blades

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PAL-V Personal Flying Car

Here's another look at the PAL-V One, invented by John Bakker. This vehicle basically combines a patented three-wheeled, self-balancing hybrid motorcycle-car from the Dutch company Carver with an autogyro. This autogyro technology makes flying possible through a free-spinning rotor, using a separate propeller for pushing it. With sports car-like handling, it's considerably more quiet than a helicopter and much easier to fly. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Scrooser Electric Scooter

With a sleek, minimalist design, the Scrooser is an electric scooter that combines style with function, complete with a set of fat tires on both ends. Not just for looks, this scooter's battery is can reportedly last nearly 25-days within a city environment, thanks to "impulse drive". This drive system consists of a 1,000-watt electric motor built into the rear hub, that augments the rider's kick-power. Whenever rider achieves a speed of 2 mph (3 km/h) or more, a boost is delivered by the rider. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Stair-Rover Longboard

Skateboards are the preferred method of transport for many, but one of the problems have always been stairs. Knowing how busy large cities get preventing a mega ollie or rail grind, you'll have to pick up the board and walk down stairs, which can be an inconvenience. Introducing the Stair-Rover, an 8-wheeled longboard that solves this problem once and for all. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Seabreacher Y Killer Whale Submarine

From afar, many would mistake the Seabreacher Y for a real orca, but it's actually a submersible watercraft. Not just an ordinary watercraft, it can plane along the surface like a boat, but also dive down to a maximum depth of 5-feet (1.5-meters), which can be followed by leaps into the air as high as 12-feet (3.6 meters). A dorsal fin-mounted video camera enables the pilot to see what's going on above the surface. It's powered by a supercharged ROTAX 1500cc 4-stroke engine that generates 206-horsepower, allowing it to hit a surface top speed of 50mph and 25mph when submerged. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of the first man with two mind-controlled prosthetic arms.

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HotTug Jacuzzi Boat

What could be more relaxing than sitting in a hot tub on a chilly night? How about sitting in a hot tub while cruising down a lake? Meet the HotTug. This is essentially a 2,000-liter hot tub that's been transformed into a boat that can seat 6-8 people comfortably. The wooden stove located on-board stays warm regardless of how cold the water may be. After filling the tub, simply step away for a few hours and wait for it to reach the desired temperature. Once you're finished, you can use the included pump to empty it out. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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