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GoPro fans rejoice! Here is yet another awesome use for the action cam that involves speed and flying. Fighter Pilots are one of the most highly regarded positions in any air force. Selection processes only accept the elite out of all the potential candidates. An individual who possesses an exceptional academic record, physical fitness, healthy well-being, and a strong mental drive will have a higher chance of also exhibit reputable leadership and teamwork abilities. As such, in nearly all air forces, fighter pilots, as are pilots of most other aircraft, are commissioned officers. Continue reading for more.

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Do you remember the first time that you experienced a roller coaster? If so, you probably realize by now that it can be a thrill at any age, especially if you've waited nearly eight decades for the experience. Meet Ria Van den Brand, a 78-year-old grandmother from the Netherlands who took her first coaster ride recently. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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GoPro fans rejoice! Here is yet another creative use for the action cam, courtesy of German journalist and photographer Jonas Ginter. Simply put, he created a custom 3D-printed rig that enabled him to film with 6 GoPro cameras simultaneously, producing the spherical 360-degree effect you see in the preview image above. Technically speaking, "the video's known as a stereographic projection - it's named for a technique that turns a spherical surface into a 2D plane," according to The Verge. Continue reading for the video.

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The mind-bending video you're about to see shows pressure being applied to a liquid in a large flask. The liquid transforms to a solid but then begins to boil while still appearing solid. Turns out Tom Enstone discovered the unknown liquid's triple point. In thermodynamics, a liquid's triple point is the temperature and pressure at which the substance can co-exist as a liquid, gas, and solid. Triple points also can be seen in a single state; for example, a substance can have multiple solid states and a triple point at which it reaches three of those phases simultaneously. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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We brought you the video earlier today, but for those who still haven't figured it out, Google Pokemon Challenge is just a very clever April Fools prank by the company. To become a master, simply collect 150 different Pokemon scattered throughout Google's mobile apps, and "strong-willed" applicants with every single creature will be invited to Googleplex for a final hiring round, and the winner will ultimately start at Google as a Pokemon Master on September 1st, 2014," according to Laughing Squid. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Forty-year-old Joanne Milne has suffered from a rare condition called Usher Syndrome. She was been deaf since and has also lost her sight to the disease in her mid-20s. Thanks to cochlear implants,she is now able to hear again, and the incredible life-altering moment has been captured on video. Continue reading for more.

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McDonald's might have just scored some free promotion, thanks to Taco Bell, or Ronald McDonald to be exact, all 25 of them. Taco Bell gathered 25 guys coast to coast, whose real names just happen to be named after the iconic character, and is featuring them in a new ad that enthusiastically praises the Mexican fast-food chain's brand new breakfast menu, which rolled out nationally today. Continue reading for more.

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Ah, the classic ivory bar in microwave experiment. Have you ever wondered why it reacts that way it does inside a microwave? Ivory soap expands in the microwave because soap has water vapors trapped in the center. When you heat up the soap in the microwave these vapors heat up and cause pressure inside the soap. This pressure in turn causes the soap to expand. Continue reading for more.

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First, we'll start off with some technical geekery, as the HPV-X is Shimadzu's flagship camera, offering recording speeds of up to ten million frames per second and high resolution of up to 100,000 pixels per frame at ultra-high speeds. They recently filmed a small pellet / ball breaking glass at 10-million FPS, and this video ensued. Continue reading for more.

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Not just any dueling pianos performance, this one by Japanese pianist Yoshiki, performed in Austin at the SXSW Festival, had the holographic performer appearing first who then later introduced the real performer. While there's not much word on the hologram technology, it's believed it was created using an updated version of an illusion known as 'Pepper's ghost', a system developed by London-based Musion. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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