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Helix Folding Bike

Unlike other folding bikes, Peter Boutakis' Helix can fold smaller than any other, thanks to a snazzy lightweight titanium frame. At just 21-pounds (wheels included), its two 24-inch wheels fold in against either side of the one-piece main frame and sit between the cranks. It measures 23 x 25 x 9 inches (584 x 635 x 229 mm) once the handlebars have also been folded down, the seat lowered and the pedals flipped in. The wheels still turn when the bike is folded, allowing it to be carted along like wheeled luggage. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Power Rangers reboot with a dark twist.

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Ultra Luxury Yacht

Even the most luxurious yachts don't normally come equipped with indoor pools, aquariums, and speedboat parking, but this one is the exception. CRN's, a brand of the Ferretti Group, "j'ade" is basically a 60m vessel that was designed to feel at one with the sea, boasting special full height windows that provide exceptionally wide panoramic view. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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School Bus Home

Photo credit: Cora Bean

On the outside, this looks like any other school bus, but step inside, and you'll want to use it to travel the world. Jeremy and Mira Thompson of Cora Bean spent a few years transforming a school bus into a dream micro-home, which includes: a stunning kitchen, bedroom, bookshelves, and even a little loft area perfect for relaxing. Continue reading to take an in-depth tour inside this tiny home.

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Deepflight Super Falcon Mark II Submarine

You could either spend $1.6-million buying a used Bugatti Veyron, or a brand new Deepflight Super Falcon Mark II personal submarine. This two-person submersible is powered by a highly-efficient brushless DC truster and a redundant lithium-iron-phosphate battery system, giving it a cruising speed of 2-6 knots. It can dive down to depths of over 100 meters, thanks to a form-fitted composite structure, and it also offers a fly-by-wire flight control system, adjustable carbon fiber seats, an integrated heads-up display with an artificial horizon, as well as a positively buoyant design that will always bring you back to the surface. Continue reading for a longer video, more pictures and additional information.

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Amphibious Trailer

Trailers are nothing new, but the Sealander is unlike any other in that it can be hitched on the back of a car and driven into a scenic lake in the mountains. Just unhitch the caravan, attach a motor, and ease it into the water. It has a customizable interior that can be fitted with a chemical toilet, sound system, compressor, and even an entire mini kitchen can be added to the existing space. There's also an operable sun roof that can be adjusted depending on the weather. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Largest Plane in World

Here's another look at the Antonov An-225 Mriya, the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service. The single example built has the Ukrainian civil registration UR-82060. A second airframe was partially built; its completion was halted because of lack of funding and interest. The Antonov An-225, initially developed for the task of transporting the Buran spaceplane, was an enlargement of the successful Antonov An-124. The first and only An-225 was completed in 1988. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Camper Fan

Many people would rather fly (or drive) to their destination and stay at a nice comfortable hotel, but after seeing this transforming Urban Camper, it might be next on your bucket list. You'll find these parked at the "Urban Campsite" festival of arts and architecture in The Netherlands. Think of these as small apartments more so than a camper, as there's a full-kitchen inside, along with a small seating area. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Lockheed Martin Experimental

For just $180000 USD, you could be the lucky owner of the HSV Sea Slice, an experimental United States Navy vessel, built by Lockheed Martin. Based on a variant of the SWATH hull design, known as "SLICE," Sea Slice is characterized by four teardrop-shaped submerged hulls - double the number seen on most previous designs. According to the US Navy, the design reduces waves and drag, which allows a SWATH vessel to "...operate at higher speeds while retaining their characteristic low motions in a seaway". Continue reading for more pictures and link to the sales page.

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The Skylon C2 is a new type of aircraft that uses the SABRE engine system, which relies on a device called the precooler - technology that cools down the air entering the engineer system by more than 1,000° C in a mere .01-seconds, resulting in an unheard-of cooling rate of 400 megawatts, enabling the plane to 'breathe' oxygen. SKYLON will also be able to take passengers into outer space, taking off and landing horizontally like a normal plane. SABRE will also be used in the LAPCAT A2. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Lamborghini Speedboat

Photo credit: Lambo Cars

Priced at $1.3-million, this Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 Roadster Limited Edition-inspired speedboat is 48 feet long and powered by a pair of twin-turbo Mercury Racing 1350 engines that produces a mind-boggling 2700-horsepower with a top speed of about 186mph (300km/h). It's currently being showcased at Supercar Week 2015 in Palm Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, you won't be able to buy one anytime soon, even if Facebook decided to snatch up your company for billions, because this is a one-off model created by Miami restaurant mogul Gino Gargiulo. Continue reading for a video.

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