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Dreadnought Star Destroyer

The Startpoint Group has just unveiled the "Dreadnought T2050," which looks very similar to the Star Destroyer from Star Wars. Featuring stealth technology, an exterior-mounted electromagnetic rail gun, hologram room with Google Glass-like walls that display tactical information, and to top things off, a "moon pool" garage in the transom, capable of launching underwater drones. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Star Wars meets Mario Kart mashup.

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Airow Gun

The Airow Gun basically uses a combination of mechanical and pneumatic power to convert the energy from a compound, or recurve bow. The energy released is generally equivalent to the power generated by a marker. Entire games have been dedicated to the use of Airow Guns, in a fashion similar to that of slingshot paintball. Continue reading for two more videos and more information.

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Android Lollipop Tablet

IRULU's eXpro X1s 10.1" Tablet is a great backup, or just for everyday use, and you can get one for $68.99 shipped, today only, originally $133.99. It features a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, running Google Android 5.1 Lollipop, 16GB of NAND Flash memory, along with dual cameras. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Vision Gran Turismo

The Chiron, due in 2016, was meant to be no faster or more powerful than the Super Sport, but now rumor has it that this new model will be based off the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo. The car has also been revealed to be possibly the fastest convertible car in the world, as it will debut with a targa top. It will officially make its debut in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. Production will start in 2017 and will be limited to 500 units worldwide. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a crazy first person video of a drone racing through a warehouse.

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Psycho-Pass Gun

The Psycho-Pass story takes place in an authoritarian future dystopia, where omnipresent public sensors continuously scan the Psycho-Pass of every citizen in range. The sensors measure mental state, personality, and the probability that the citizen will commit crimes, alerting authorities when someone exceeds accepted norms. To enforce order, the officers of the Public Safety Bureau carry hand weapons called Dominators. Cerevo has made these guns a reality, and it will hit stores in March, at the price of $680. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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3D Calligraphy

Tolga Girgin, an artist from Istanbul, specializes in 3D calligraphy that appears to leap off the page. Using the forced perspective art style, Girgin uses normal Pilot parallel pens to apply rendered shading and create images that hover above his sketchbook, or even stand upright against adjacent sheets, while weaving through alternating rows of lined paper. Continue reading to see more. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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Sherp ATV

Think of ATV Sherp as a mini monster truck, equipped with oversized self-inflating tires, that can go anywhere. In addition to being amphibious, it can climb obstacles as high as 27.5-inches, and even traverse through a sandy desert. The 2,866-pound vehicle is powered by a 44.3 horsepower Kubota V1505 four-cylinder diesel engine, good for a top speed of 28mph on land and 4mph in water. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Polaris WV850 H.O. ATV

Most off-road vehicles still need to worry about sharp objects, or anything else that may cause punctures, but the Polaris WV850 H.O., does not. This $15,000 ATV was built to military standards, and features the industry's first airless, non-pneumatic tires that cannot be deflated or otherwise puncture. During tests, they withstood a .50-calibre round and was still capable of being ridden for up to 350-miles. Its 77-horsepower engine is paired with a single-speed transmission, steel exoskeleton and an all-wheel drive system. 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 NASA's 3D-printed rocket.

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Titan Missile Facility

The German idea of an underground missile silo was adopted and developed by the United States for missile launch facilities for its intercontinental ballistic missiles. Most silos were based in Colorado, Arizona, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and other western states away from heavily populated areas. They had many defense systems to keep out intruders and other defense systems to prevent destruction. One method used for storage was placing them vertically in underground silos, like the Titan I. They were fueled in the silo, and then since they could not be launched from within the silo, were raised to the surface to launch. Continue reading for more pictures of an abandoned facility.

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BOSE Suspension

Dr. Amar Bose wanted to take air and hydraulic suspensions to the next level, with a new concept: electromagnetic rams. A prototype was installed on an Lexus LS 400, which proceeded to zip around fast bends without pitching or rolling, and even leapfrogging right over a 2-x-6 plank standing on edge across the road. This type of active suspension uses linear electromagnetic motors attached to each wheel. It provides extremely fast response, and allows regeneration of power consumed, by using the motors as generators. This nearly surmounts the issues of slow response times and high power consumption of hydraulic systems. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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