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AVX has just unveiled a futuristic super helicopter that's set to win a $100-billion contract from the Pentagon. Unlike its predecessors, it uses two rotors to create lift, while fans propel it forward to reach 270mph. That's not all, the superchopper also has retractable landing gear and the attack variant carries all armaments stored inside until needed which provides a 'clean' aerodynamic design. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Just when you thought you've seen the coolest bachelor pad, this one by architect Bernard Khoury, comes along. Called the NBK Residence, it's situated in Beirut and has a 3-level design that spans 4,000-square-feet. Inside, you'll find 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a rooftop swimming pool, and massive windows throughout. To top things off, there's even a library on the second and third floors, complete with a metal connecting bridge. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Warships, giant oil platforms, and even the SBX-1 radar system need to be transported. Meet Blue Marlin, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship from Dockwise Shipping of the Netherlands, designed specifically for this task. It's equipped with 38 cabins to accommodate 60 people, a workout room, sauna and swimming facilities. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Yes, people in Israel will soon be able travel around the city in hovering sky cars, as a 1,640ft monorail is being built on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) next year. SkyTran will consist of two-person pods suspended from magnetic tracks, so they appear to hover. Rather than a traditional engine, the pods will use a magnetic field created by electrified coils in the track to allow them to hover and propel them along. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, two-engined wide-body jet airliners and the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. It can carry 250 to 350 passengers in a typical three-class seating layout, or maximum seating of 440 to 550 passengers, depending on variant. This plane is often considered a direct competitor to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Continue reading for more.

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Photo credit: Krisztian Birinyi

Cities around the world are normally filled with lights during the holiday season, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest is no exception. The city's trams are covered in 30,000 bright blinking LED lights, which when photographed with a long exposure, make it appear as if they are time machines, or so we'd like to think. Continue reading for more images.

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Building a real-life hoverboard isn't that tough, if you use...water as the propulsion method. Introducing French jet ski champion Franky Zapata's latest invention: Hoverboard by ZR. This water-propelled device allows you to soar 16-feet (5-meters) above the surface of the water at speeds of up to 16mph (25 km/h). Simply put, it's attached to a hose and propelled by a powerful jet of water. Continue reading for a trick video and more information.

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The INKAS Huron APC may look like a prison transport vehicle, but it's designed for a zombie apocalypse. Powered by an 8.3L Paccar engine mated to a 10-speed manual Allison transmission, this heavily armored truck can withstand blows from 7.62x51 SC ammunition along with 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball ammunition. Not only is it bullet proof, but it's been equipped with a blast-protected floor that eats land mines and grenades for breakfast. Continue reading for more cool high-tech vehicles for a summer road trip if money were no object.

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You've probably seen the pictures, but now here's a video that provides a crazy look at Dubai's incredible $6.5-million police car fleet. Vehicles include: a Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Brabus B63S Widestar G-Wagon, Aston Martin ONe-77, Audi R8, Nissan GT-R, Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren 12C, Ferrari FF, Bentley Continental, AMG SLS, and a Ford Mustang to boot. Continue reading to watch.

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NASA researcher Dr. Harold White says interstellar travel will become possible using an Alcubierre drive, named after a Mexican theoretical physicist of the same name, that bends space-time, enabling humans to cover large distances almost instantly. This, in essence, would allow a spaceship to travel almost anywhere in a tiny fraction of the time it would take a conventional spacecraft. Continue reading for more information.

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