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Swiss Army Knife Trailer

At first glance, Conqueror's UEV-440 seems normal, but start opening up all the compartments, and you'll realize that this is no ordinary camping trailer. Featuring a rugged skeletal chassis and CNC-manufactured body parts, this Swiss Army Knife trailer sports a canvas awning that can be unfolded to cover your camping base, with plenty of mesh screens to keep bugs out on a warm summer night. There's also two fold-out beds, interior heating, air-conditioning, a diesel hot water system, microwave, shower, refrigerator, a full-kitchen, television, and even a surround sound speaker system for when the weather isn't so nice out. 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 "The Fermi Paradox", or why intelligent extraterrestrial beings haven't made themselves known to humans.

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Ferrari Spaceship

Sure, commercial spaceships where normal humans can ride in are probably about 30-years away, but that doesn't mean Ferrari designers can't get their feet wet by coming up with out of the world concepts. Flavio Manzoni - the man who designed the FXX K and LaFerrari - looked to Blade Runner for inspiration, and came up with this shiny spaceship. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SADA Folding Bike

Folding bikes are nothing new, but the SADA Bike takes things to the next space-saving level by having the ability fold down to the size of an umbrella. It has a standard bicycle dimension, complete with 26" wheels that are attached to the frame using an anchoring system. The entire bike can be folded with a single movement, and then packed into a container that doubles as a backpack. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Lean Skateboard

Unlike similar designs, the Lean Skateboard bypasses the standard truck with a multi-link truck that enables the 120-mm wheels to lean into turns. According to creator Enzo Prathamesh Shinde, this results in a much more stable ride, making it a perfect fit for riding downhill. There's also enhanced steering, thanks to a simple four-bar linkage system attached to the board, giving every joint two rotational degrees of freedom. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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ADAK Trailer

Forget large recreational vehicles, the ADAK Trailer is made for heavy duty trailblazing, thanks to its armored corners and 360° of steel tubing to protect the body. Inside, you'll find 116-square-feet of comfortable living space, complete with three beds, a kitchen, shower, power generator, and even 69.1 cubic feet of storage space. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Gibbs Quadski XL

First came the Gibbs Quadski, now the Quadski XL follows up lets two people hit the trails and water. It's powered by a 140 horsepower 1300cc BMW Motorrad K1300 4-stroke in-line 4 cylinder motor that helps it achieve speeds of 45 miles per hour on both land and water, while 4 wheel disc brakes help the RWD vehicle stop on a dime. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Harley Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle

If Batman owned an electric motorcycle, it'd surely be the stealthy-looking Harley Davidson LiveWire. Powered by a 55-kW electric motor that produces 75 hp and 52 lb-ft of instant torque, it hits 60mph in under 4-seconds. Regenerative braking in the rear captures electricity to recharge the battery during deceleration, with total range topping out at around 53 miles when fully charged. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Ferrari Designer Train

Designer Ken Okuyama, who has helped create Ferraris, Porsches and Maseratis, is the mastermind behind the $50 million JR East Cruise Train project. Set to launch in 2017, this project promises to take luxury rail travel to new heights. It can accommodate 34 guests in its 10 cars, which also includes two glass-walled observation decks at both ends for expansive views of wherever you may be at. Atmosphere is ultra modern, with furniture conveying the nobility of traditional Japanese culture. Each luxurious suite will have its own private bathroom, which includes shower and toilet, while the top sleeping space will be a split-level deluxe suite. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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UHAC Beach Assault Vehicle

The U.S. Marines have developed a new amphibious vehicle designed to storm beaches, transport troops and scale buildings. Called the UHAC (Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector), the final vehicle will have a top speed of about 25mph and be capable of scaling obstacles up to 10-feet (sea walls, etc.) high. It can carry a payload of 200-tons, thanks to tank-like tracks that are fitted with captured-air foam cells to provide buoyancy when in the water. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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SPA Biciletto Bike

If Apple designed an electric bicycle, it'd probably look something like SPA (Societa Piemontese Automobili) Bicicletto, which combines minimalist style with function. Sporting an all-carbon frame that is both lightweight as well as slender, it's equipped with a 500W hub motor located in its rear wheel and sitting inside of the frame. On a single full charge, the bike has a 31-mile range in full-electric mode, or roughly 74-miles with pedal assistance. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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