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GeoOrbital Wheel Electric Bike


Always wanted an electric bike, but already have a perfectly good standard bike at home? Introducing the GeoOrbital Wheel. Put simply, it's a battery-powered tire that replaces a regular bicycle wheel, making it an electric-powered model in 60-seconds or less without using any tools, enabling riders to travel at up to 20mph, with a 50-mile range. The wheel itself is comprised of a rugged flat-proof tire, aerospace-grade aluminum motor controller, brushless DC motor, and a lithium-ion battery. That's right, everything needed to power your bike is built into the wheel itself. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including "Jakku: First Wave", an incredible Star Wars fan film.

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The 108M is essentially a six-level superyacht with an elevated dining area / viewing platform, a full-sized helipad, 66-foot infinity pool, a tranquility garden, a massive grand hall for concerts, and more. What stands out is a shallow pool at the back that seamlessly transitions into the sea, creating a faux private beach. Everything is powered by over 3,000-square-feet of high-efficiency solar panels, which are used to charge lithium-ion batteries. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a $21,000 airplane seat.

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CriCri Smallest Plane

The Colomban Cri-Cri may not sound like anything special, but it is currently the world's smallest twin-engined manned aircraft, designed in the early 1970s by French aeronautical engineer Michel Colomban. It features a cantilever low-wing, a single-seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear and twin engines mounted on pylons to the nose of the aircraft in tractor configuration. Click here for more images of the CriCri. Continue reading for another flight test video.

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KickStick

Rise Robotics' KickStick isn't some motor you attach to a skateboard, but rather a 3-horsepower, direct drive, in-hub brushless motor attached to the end of a staff. This self-propulsion system is used similar to an oar, with a motorized wheel on the end and a pressure-based throttle capable of pushing your skateboard up to 30mph. Simply activate the stick at the push of a button, touch the wheel to the ground, pull the lever, and you'll be ready to roll. Best of all, it's completely battery-powered, making for easy transportation. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a comparison of expensive glowsticks to cheap imitations.

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Rungu Juggernaut

Priced from $4300, the Rungu Electric Juggernaut is an all-electric, three-wheeled bike / trike hybrid that goes anywhere. Each model comes equipped with an electric engine, paired with a 3-phase hub motor that has a 20-mile range and a top speed of 20mph. Ackmermen steering enables you to steer it just like a car. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a kayaker's extreme close-up of a breaching humpback whale.

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Glider Yacht

Think of the Super Sports SS18 Glider Yacht as an F1 racer for the water, and it's not just for looks, as the watercraft is capable achieving speeds in excess of 60mph. Fortunately, it has room for more than just one on the open water and comfortably accommodates up to four guests, in addition to the pilot. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Hyperloop Interior

Elon Musk's 760mph Hyperloop may be years from completion, but this is what the interior could look like, or at least for first class passengers. Argodesign's vision consists of customizable 3-car "jukeboxes" that enables capsules of five types - a vehicle car, cargo car and three passenger cars (executive, business and coach classes) - to be interchanged to create an 80-foot train. Inside, th gigantic screens are used to display calming landscapes to make up for the lack of windows. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Trefecta DRT E-Bike

Priced at $25,000, the Trefecta DRT E-Bike is touted as the world's most advanced, and rightfully so. Featuring a military-grade aluminum frame, and most importantly, a 4-kW motor, mated to a SmeshGear transmission as well as a 14-speed Rohlof Speedhub, enabling the DRT to top out at 43.5 mph. Plus, the motor is capable of transferring as much as 184 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel, sending you zooming up any inclines around and below 45%. On the tech side, you'll find an intelligent onboard fly-by-wire computer system with automatic gear shifting, electronic gear selection, along with suspension / shock absorption settings, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi that connects with the specialist Trefecta iOS app. Expect a 62-mile range without pedaling when fully charged, and combined with an optional extra battery that can be switched in with a clever quick swapping system, it can be doubled. Once finished riding, the bike folds down into its own carrying case. 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 liquid nitrogen freeze ray.

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Bus Drives Over Cars

Engineers in China have built a real-life version of the straddling "Transit Elevated Bus". Yes, it's the one that actually drives over cars in traffic. At 22-meter-long, 7.8-meter-wide and 4.8-meter-high, the TEB-1 can accommodate up to 300 passengers, and runs on a set of fixed rails to ensure that it doesn't stray off course in case of human error. Continue reading for an in-depth video showing exactly how it works and what kinds of technologies you'll find inside each vehicle.

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Cyclotron Smart Cycle

Think of the Cyclotron as a real-life TRON Lightcycle, as this spokeless bicycle comes equipped with self-charging lithium ion battery, dual halo LED wheels, an integrated bike lane laser projector and lots more. There's also an accompanying iOS / Android app that works similar to a fitness tracker, showing your speed, power output, calories burned, and cadence. Continue reading for more pictures and a link to the Kickstarter page.

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