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9 Hours Capsule Hotel Japan

This may look like a space station at first glance, but it's just the new "9 Hours" (9H) capsule hotel at Tokyo's Narita Airport, located a few steps outside of Terminal 2. After checking in, guests will receive a key that provides access to a locker, a shower and a private sleeping capsule - each one is 1-meter high and 2-meters long. Pods are equipped with Air Cyclone mattresses for maximum comfort. Flight canceled? A full night at 9H costs just under $40 USD, with check-in available at all hours (10am checkout). You can also purchase nap and shower packages, which are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including an all-new Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer.

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Pencil Printer

Sure, not all of these products may exist...yet, but some of these ideas are worthy of going into mass production, like the "Pencil Printer" above. Simply put, this piece of hardware will turn just about any wood-based lead pencil into usable printer ink. There's a built-in mechanism that automatically separates the wood shavings from the graphite lead, which is then ground into powder form before being used as ink. Continue reading for more awesome inventions and gadgets that need to exist.

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Sony Project Morpheus Prototype

First announced nearly a year ago, Sony's Project Morpheus VR headset made its official debut at the Games Developer Conference 2015 and will hit stores sometime in 2016. One of the main changes in this prototype is a new 5.7" (1920 x 1080 resolution) OLED display, which expands the field of view and enables low persistence, removing motion blur. Also, to make positional tracking more precise, they've added three LEDs to the headset - one on the front and two on the side - for a total of nine LEDs to support robust 360° tracking. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Hulk Pitbull

The internet has a new star, and his name is "Hulk", a 175-pound pitbull that's definitely more than meets the eye. The 18 month-old pit is owned by New Hampshire-based Marlon and Lisa Grennan, who run Dark Dynasty K9's - a company that breeds, trains, and supplies pits to celebrities and ultra-wealthy clients as security dogs. They claim Hulk is trained to kill, but is such a sweetheart, the let him play with their 3-year-old son. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Photive Bluetooth Headphones

Photive's PH-BTE50 Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones are not only lightweight, but sweat-proof as well, meaning you can take these to the gym (or outdoors) without worrying about something shorting due to moisture, all for $33.95 - today only. Convenient on board controls allow you to change volume, play and pause your music, and answer the phone without skipping a beat. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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McLaren 675LT

This followup to the McLaren 650S is definitely no slouch. Featuring a tuned 3.8L V-8 that generates 666 horsepower (675 hp in metric figures) and 516 lb-ft of torque. What really sets this model apart from its predecessor is the redesigned rear section, which gives the car's its "LT" (Long Tail) designation. It's also significantly lighter than the 650S, has a lower stance, and a wider track. Continue reading for another video and more pictures. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery.

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3D Printed Edible Growth

What do you get when food, gardening and 3D printing are all blended into one? "Edible Growth" by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloe Rutzerveld. It consists of specially printed outer dough casing that contains 'edible soil' and various seeds. Once printed, it will take a few days for the seeds and mushrooms to germinate before poking out of the small holes on top. Rutzerveld's would involve several years of research, namely around 3d printing technology and issues of food safety, before it hits the market. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Aerogel World's Lightest Solid

Aerogel is basically a synthetic porous ultralight material made from a gel, in which the liquid component has been replaced with a gas. Despite its name, aerogels are solid, rigid, and dry materials that do not resemble a gel in their physical properties. The material is 98.2% air, thanks to the lack of solid material, allowing it to be almost weightless. Continue reading for a video demonstrating what it sounds like when dropped.

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Large Asteroid Impact

Sure, a large asteroid may not impact Earth in our lifetimes, but if one does happen to appear out of nowhere, this simulation shows what it may look like. Anselmo la Manna took this devastating computer simulation - from the 2005 Discovery Channel miniseries Miracle Planet - of a massive 310-mile-wide asteroid impacting the Earth and paired it with Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig in the Sky." Continue reading to watch.

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Smarter Coffee

We have seen the future of coffee machines, and you'll be able to brew from bed. Called Smarter Coffee, this is the world's first WiFi-enabled coffee machine that syncs with a companion smartphone app, giving you the ability to brew from anywhere - one to 12 cups at a time - as well as grind the beans with the desired coarseness. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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