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Patriot Campers LC200

When an expedition vehicle is just too bulky for the back roads, there's Patriot Campers; LC200 Supertourer, based on the 200-series Toyota Land Cruiser. It's powered by a twin-turbo V8 diesel engine and sports an upgraded suspension, chassis extension for the all-aluminum rear-mounted storage system, front / rear TJM Torq winches, and ROH wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Milky Way Thunderstorm

Photo credit: Cory Mottice

Photographer, meteorologist and outdoorsman Cory Mottice managed to capture a once-in-a-lifetime image of the Milky Way rising above a nearby thunderstorm while he was out storm chasing in Eastern Montana on June 4, 2018. "We left our home base around 11 AM and drove about 3 hours to get to our target city where we grabbed a bite to eat and waited patiently for storms to develop. We were sitting on a dirt/gravel road in the pouring rain, patiently waiting. As soon as the rain ended we jumped out and set up our tripods. After about 10 minutes of shooting, we noticed the stars coming out with the clear skies behind the storm," said Mottice. Continue reading to see more photos.

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DARPA X-Vehicle Technologies

DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program recently fielded demonstrations of projects developed by teams and companies under R&D Phase 2. This program showcases demonstrate how future combat vehicles could improve on mobility, survival, safety, and effectiveness, without having to increase their armor. "We're looking at how to enhance survivability by buttoning up the cockpit and augmenting the crew through driver-assistance aids. For mobility, we've taken a radically different approach by avoiding armor and developing options to move quickly and be agile over all terrain," said Major Amber Walker, program manager for GXV-T in DARPA's Tactical Technology Office (TTO). Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one about the myths of Pokemon's origin.

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Smiling Horse Photobomb

Photo credit: OceanGoingSoul via Bored Panda

Most know photobombing as the act of purposely putting oneself into the view of a photograph, often in order to play a practical joke on the photographer or the subjects. Sometimes, this occurs unintentionally, such as this horse, standing behind two police officers, who just so happens to also be ridiculously photogenic. Continue reading for more strange and funny examples of unexpected photobombs.

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Audi Airbus Air Taxi

Audi, Airbus, Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer, Minister of State for Digital Affairs Dorothee Bar, Dr. Christian Losel (Mayor of Ingolstadt), and other political as well as business representatives, signed a letter of intent to start testing air-taxis in Germany's Ingolstadt region. It will be based on the Pop.Up Next concept, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, which boasts two modules. The car is attached to a drone copter with four pods housing eight helicopter blades, with each powered by a 26 hp (20 kW) electric motor that draws energy from a 70 kWh battery pack. This setup gives the flight module a combined output of 214 hp, enabling it to hit a top speed of 74 mph and travel up to 31 miles before requiring a 15 minute recharge. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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ARVOW Smartphone Three Displays

Photo credit: Samar Marzouk

Several dual-screen smartphones have already hit the market, but we've yet to see a model with three displays, or at least a non-concept, to be revealed. The Sony ARVOW just might be the first, as not only does this device have a triple screen setup, but when not in use, you can just fold it in half, using the top and bottom for notifications. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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The Canvas Project

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Have you ever been to a museum or art gallery and wondered how some of the characters in classical paintings would fare in the modern world? If so, then Brazilian artist Gabriel Nardelli Araujo has created a series, called "The Canvas Project", just for you. Simply put, he uses high-resolution images of classical paintings and then merged the figures with modern photos using Photoshop. Continue reading for more examples and information.

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Ferrari Pod

In a busy city like Paris, finding parking spots for your vehicle can be tough to say the least, but what if there were transportation pods that can be summoned with an app? Meet the 2046 Parsonal Commuter. These self-driving devices can comfortably seat two adults, and just in case things go wrong, there's a manual control button. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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E-Dermis Prosthetic

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A John Hopkins biomedical engineer, Luke Osborn, may be able to give the sense of touch and pain back to amputees, thanks to an electronic "skin" called an e-dermis that provides vital sensory information that could protect the prosthetic and the wearer. A thin layer of rubber and fabric slides over the fingertips of a prosthetic hand, which is hooked up to a small computer attached to the upper arm. When the skin touches an object, an electrical signal is sent to electrodes attached to the end of the stump that stimulate nerves in the arm. These bursts simulate nerve pulses, thus triggering a pain or touch response in the brain. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what super glue does in borax.

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Gucci Infinity Gauntlet

Photo credit: Zaptio via Hype Beast

Marvel fans may have to wait a year for the next installment of The Avengers, but that hasn't stopped artist Steven Vasilev, also known as Zaptio on Instagram, from creating a unique Gucci-themed Infinity Gauntlet. Now this is something that we could picture Thanos wearing, complete with all six Infinity Stones, and of course the iconic Gucci monogram print emblazoned under each stone and around the wrist area. Continue reading for a 2-hour-long video of the full story behind Marvel's Infinity Gauntlet.

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