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Tesla Semi Prototype

There's the new Tesla Roadster that does 0-60mph in a mere 1.9-seconds, and then this Tesla Semi, which goes into production in 2019. A blacked out prototype was recently spotted on public roads near a UPS depot, and compared to other diesel-powered trucks, its ability to sprint from 0-60mph in 5-seconds is quite impressive, or at least when it's not towing a trailer behind it. The top-of-the-line model features a zero-emission range of up to 500 miles when fully charged and will set you back $180,000. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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iPhone X Face Invisible

Thanks to the TrueDepth cameras, Apple's iPhone X now offers excellent face-tracking capabilities, and Kazuya Noshiro, an app developer from Japan decided to take things to the next level. In a recently posted video, he showcases an app that basically turns a user's face into the background. What could this be used for? Photography and augmented reality game-related apps, or so we think. Continue reading for the short 10-second clip.

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2D 3D Pulfrich Effect

Tom Scott has created a video that works in both 2D and in 3D simultaneously. To view the 3D effect, wear or hold a sunglasses lens over your right eye, and it works best on a larger display with the video playing at a high frame rate. Unlike other 3D videos, this one doesn't look strange when you're not wearing glasses, thanks to the Pulfrich Effect. How does it work? Basically, when you wear sunglasses over one eye, the image on the screen is perceived by that eye slightly more slowly, and since the camera is constantly moving, it's as if you're getting a slightly delayed image to the eye with the lens over it. Your brain then combines the two slightly different images to create a 3D-like effect. 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 floating Death Star.

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2000HP Lamborghini Huracan

There was recently a Texas Invitational event that attracted lots monstrous supercars that competed in quarter mile races, with everything from Audi R8s, Nissan GT-Rs, Corvettes to Porsches and Lamborghinis. Unfortunately, the latter did not fare well, as both lost control at high-speeds and spun. Fortunately, nobody in attendance was hurt. Continue reading for another video showing a 2,200+ horsepower Lamborghini Huarcan.

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Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis, or Norther Lights, is a natural light display in the Earth's sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude regions. This phenomenon occurs when the magnetosphere is disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma expel them into the upper atmosphere due to Earth's magnetic field, where their energy is lost. Even Mathisen, who resides in Kvalsund, Norway, stepped outside his home and captured this short, yet stunning video, of the light show a Sony A7S. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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LA Wildfire

Los Angeles is currently battling several wildfires right now, and drivers have captured apocalyptic footage of their destruction. The La Tuna fire started Friday in Burbank, on the northern edge of Los Angeles, and has burned more than 7,000 acres. Firefighters in Southern California began battling a new wildfire yesterday that engulfed an area near the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center. The smoke can even be seen from space, as the International Space Station shared photos of the fires on Twitter Wednesday. Continue reading for more footage and information.

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Tesla Model X Easter Egg

Have a Tesla Model X and want to impress, friends, family and / or neighbors? Then it may be time to activate the "Holiday Show" Easter egg. Simply press and hold the Tesla 'T' for 5-seconds, and when the 'Please Enter AccessCode' prompt appears, enter the code 'Holiday' or 'ModelXmas' and press 'Ok'. Next, a prompt will appear that displays 'The show will begin after you exit the car, close all doors and press the lock button on the key. The show requires 6 feet of space above and around the vehicle.' Step out of the Model X, kick back, and watch the show. Continue reading for another video of the show in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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Volvo Emergency Braking

Using a camera and a radar, Volvo's Collision Warning with Emergency Brake systems continuously monitors objects ahead. If a collision is imminent, a warning is issues, and if the driver fails to respond, the emergency brake is automatically activated, thus preventing an accident. The video above shows the system in-action when a child suddenly runs into traffic without looking. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Phase One XF Camera

Photo credit: Ted Forbes

Ever wonder what kind of pictures a $63,000 camera can take? If so, then wonder no more as photographer Ted Forbes shows us with the Phase One XF, a modular medium-format camera, complete with a new $50,000 Phase One IQ3 monochrome back. Its modular design can be equipped with a host of viewfinders and digital backs. This includes both solid glass prism viewfinder and a waist-level finder, as well as backs ranging from 50 to 100 megapixels. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Agera R Speed Record

Hennessey's Venom F5 may be capable of hitting 301mph, but as far as official records stand, there's a new king of the road, and it's the Koenigsegg Agera RS. This record was set in Pahrump, Nevada by factory test driver Niklas Lilja, and it's been confirmed by the video above, with 277.9mph registering on the speedometer, shattering the previous record of 267.8mph set by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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