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Animatronic Dinosaur Suit

Comedy duo Hamish and Andy of 104.1FM decided to rent an ultra-realistic dinosaur costume for the day to prank unsuspecting guests at a car park. While these prehistoric beasts may not be exact replicas, it did catch everyone off guard. "With fully animated movement, a performer controls the head, mouth, eyes and sounds utilizing a special - simple to control internal steering wheel. Clear sight is possible through the Built in Camera System, and the actor stay cool through the use of several built in Fans," according to the costume maker. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Exploding Star Shockwave

Type II Supernovae, like the one above, happen when a star runs out of internal fuel and collapses on itself, thanks to gravity. NASA's research team, lead by astrophysics professor Peter Garnavich, have reconstructed this event into footage to reveal the bright shockwave that occurred in the early part of the supernova event of a massive star 500-times the size of our sun located 1.2 billion light years away. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Burlak ATV

Take a military tank, cross it with a monster truck, and you get this amphibious ATV. The 7-meter-long off-roader called "Burlak" (hauler in Russian) is rugged vehicle that goes anywhere. It's based on a BTR-60 armored fighting vehicle, and after a few modifications, the original has become an all-terrain monster with wheels as tall as a man, complete with a 3-ton load capacity. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Revolt 2 PC

IBuyPower's Revolt 2 gaming PC was first unveiled in December, but now, gamers are receiving the actual computers. Just to recap, this futuristic-looking system can be configured with top-mounted dual-GPU graphics cards w/extra-wide GPUs, single 3.5-inch HDDs, and at least two 2.5-inch SSDs. Best of all, it supports nearly any mini-ITX motherboard, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM - by combining two 16GB modules. Click here for more pictures of the Revolt 2. Continue reading for a benchmark video and more information.

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TR-3B Moon

UFO researcher Secureteam10 recently uploaded a video that allegedly shows a TR-3B triangle craft hovering above moon during the Apollo 12 mission. Apparently, the TR-3B vehicles has an outer coating that's reactive to electrical Radar stimulation and can change reflectiveness, radar absorptiveness, and color. This polymer skin, when used in conjunction with the TR-3Bs Electronic Counter Measures and, ECCM, can make the vehicle appear as a small aircraft, or a flying cylinder - or even trick radar receivers into falsely detecting a variety of aircraft, no aircraft, or several aircraft at various locations. A circular, plasma filled accelerator ring called the Magnetic Field Disrupter, surrounds the rotatable crew compartment and is far ahead of any known technology. Continue reading for another video of the TR-3B.

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Cylinder UFO

Photo credit: The Daily Mail

There's space junk, decommissioned satellites, and then this bizarre cylinder-shaped object spotted NASA's live web feed earlier this month, traveling alongside the International Space Station. "As I was watching, I noticed a long cylinder object floating alongside and below the space station. Its speed was matched with the ISS, but the object floating was semi-transparent. Just when you thought it was about to come into focus, the screen went blue. That's what happens when Nasa catches a UFO on cam, they cut the feed for a few minutes," said UFO researcher Scott Waring. Click here for a few more cylinder / cigar-shaped UFO sightings. Continue reading for a daylight cylinder UFO sighting video.

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Darth Maul Apprentice

When "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" was first released, many fans were excited about the new villain, Darth Maul. Once they watched the film, Maul's minimal screen time was a disappointment to say the least. Now fast forward to today, YouTube user "T7Pro" have created what could quite possibly be the best Star Wars fan-film yet, and dedicated to none other than, you guessed it, Darth Sidious's first apprentice. Continue reading for the "Making Of" and more information. Click here for a few bonus funny and cool Star Wars images.

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Kinetic Sculpture


Anthony Howe specializes in creating hypnotizing kinetic sculptures using metal pipes and other pieces that appear to be from another world. these wind-powered, curved-metal designs stand up to 25-feet high, and are normally on display in public spaces around the world. "Take a break from reality as you stare at Howe's artwork and prepare to be transfixed," said the artist's website. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of DJI's Phantom 4, a drone that can steer itself.

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B-2 Stealth Bomber

Northrop Grumman has released never-before-seen footage of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. This aircraft can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons, such as eighty 500 lb-class (Mk 82) JDAM Global Positioning System-guided bombs, or sixteen 2,400 lb B83 nuclear bombs. The B-2 is the only acknowledged aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration, and capable of all-altitude attack missions up to 50,000 feet, with a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles on internal fuel - over 10,000 nautical miles with one midair refueling. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including showing why "Robots Lives Matter".

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Saturn Aurora Sounds

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been detecting intense radio emissions from Saturn's aurorae, where magnetic field lines thread the polar regions. These signals have been shifted into the range of human hearing and compressed in time. The complex radio spectrum with rising and falling tones, is very similar to Earth's auroral radio emissions. These structures indicate that there are numerous small radio sources moving along magnetic field lines threading the auroral region. Time on this recording has been compressed, so that 73 seconds corresponds to 27 minutes. Since the frequencies of these emissions are well above the audio frequency range, we have shifted them downward by a factor of 44. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the giant machine they used to drill those sewer holes in the middle of streets.

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