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Invisibility Cloak Rochester Cloak

A team of researchers, lead by physicist John Howell, have created a real-life invisibility cloak. Called the Rochester Cloak, it's made from a combination of optical lenses, and basically, any object that passes behind a certain line of sight can be made to disappear from view. More specifically, a simplified four-lens system is used to bend light around any objects you put into the middle of the chain, or in other words, you're able to see the area in the background as normal, but not the item in the foreground. 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 explaining why Apple needs Samsung.

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Mercedes-AMG Project One

The car is technically still in development, but Peisert Design has already redesigned the upcoming Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar. It now boasts a new bumper with a protruding nose, headlights integrated directly into the massive grille, additional air vents on the hood and new openings ahead of the rear wheels. Continue reading for another video, picture and more information.

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Custom LEGO Minifig

Photo credit: Andy Morris via Bored Panda

LEGO Minifigs are nothing new or special, but one designer decided to think outside the box, and use one for his resume. Andy Morris, a recent design graduate from the University of South Wales, used his design philosophy and experience with toys to create this custom figurine that resembles his own likeness. He's holding a laptop in one hand and a miniature custom printed CV in the other. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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1,150HP Toyota 86

Formula Drift World Champion Fredric Aasbo partnered with Toyota to create a crazy stunt that can be viewed from space, using his Icom Toyota Express Service 86-X. Unlike the standard GT86, this competition version is powered by a turbocharged 3.4L straight-six engine that sends 1,150 horsepower to the wheels. They plotted the time at which a satellite would pass overhead and performed donuts to create tire marks shaped like the number '86, large enough to be seen from orbit. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes video, more pictures and information.

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Logitech G602

Logitech's G602 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Mouse is best in its class, and it's being offered for just $34.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. With up to 250 hours of battery life, G602 redefines the laws of wireless gaming. From the pinpoint accuracy of the exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology to the extra high durability primary switches, you can count on G602 to dominate boss after boss. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Pi Charging

Sure, many mobile devices, including the new iPhone 8 / X as well as other smartphones, have Qi Charing, but it's not truly contact-less. Introducing Pi Charging, which is essentially an over-the-air charger that powers your devices as long as they are in a 1-foot range. It works by sending magnetic waves through the air, and the only thing required is a specialized charging case that receives signals from the device. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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All-Electric Hummer

Kreisel Electric has unveiled the world's first all-electric Hummer H1 with none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. Rather than a traditional engine, you'll find high-performance Kreisel batteries with 100 kWh capacity, paired with two electric motors on both the front and rear axles, under the hood. Combined, the generate 483 hp, good for a top speed of 75 mph and range of up to 186 miles on a single charge. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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CIA Heart Attack Gun


Yes, the CIA had a real-life "heart attack gun" about 42-years-ago, and we can only imagine the tools they possess now. This secretive weapon was used for assassination missions, and shoots a small poison dart that can penetrate clothing. It leaves nothing but a tiny red dot on the skin, and causes a lethal heart attack. The target may feel as if they were bitten by a mosquito, or maybe nothing at all, as the poisonous dart completely disintegrates upon entering the target's bloodstream. 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 showing what would happen if video games were 10% more realistic.

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K01 Electric Scooter

Forget hoverboards, the Kiwano K01 electric scooter only has a single wheel, in which it uses to provide a stable, intuitive mode of transportation via responsive body control, and users can even control it wirelessly. That's right, you get off, press a button, and the Kiwano will follow along. It's powered by a powerful wheel hub motor good for a top speed of 20 miles per hour, while being able to tackle steep hills with 35 percent inclines. continue reading for another video and more information.

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Electric Porsche 911

At first glance, this may look like a normal 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa, but look under the hood, and you'll discover that it's actually an electric machine with more driving range than a majority of the battery-powered cars available today. The company tossed the flat-six engine, and replaced it with a pair of electric motors, mated to the car's original five-speed manual transmission. You get instant torque, which means it's half a second quicker in the zero-to-60mph sprint than the stock model. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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