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2016 USSV Rhino GX

Based on Ford's F450 Super Duty 4x4 drive chassis and sporting a body structure made from dual 18 gauge steel, the 2016 USSV Rhino GX is a street-legal armored vehicle you can actually buy. It draws power from a 6.8L 3 valve V10 SOHC engine that generates 362-horsepower, mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The front suspension consists of a solid twin-coil monobeam with 1.38" shock absorbers, while the rear features a solid axle with LiquidSpring CLASS smart hydraulic system. Its high-torque engine was designed to haul the vehicle with power to spare, enough for a 10,000-pound trailer-towing capacity, and a full Level B7 armoring specification. 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 how not to break a Mars rover.

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Lithium-ion Battery Recycled Glass

UC Riverside researchers have developed a low-cost method of turning glass bottles into functional lithium-ion batteries that store nearly 4-times more energy than conventional batteries. The team, headed by Cengiz Ozkan, professor of mechanical engineering, and Mihri Ozkan, professor of electrical engineering at UC Riverside, used a 3-step process. First, they crushed and grounded the glass bottles into a fine white powder. Next, the silicon dioxide is converted into nanostructured silicon, and lastly, the silicon nanoparticles get coated with carbon. Future applications include: extending the range of plug-in hybrid electric / electric vehicles, and providing extra power with fewer charges to laptops, cell phones, and other mobile devices. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Samsung 128GB Class 10 U3

Samsung's 128GB microSDXC Select Class 10 U3 card with adapter is perfect for recording 4K video, and it's being offered for just $44.99 shipped, today only. Record and play 4K UHD video. With ultra-fast read & write speeds up to 100MB/s & 90MB/s respectively, the Samsung 128GB EVO Select lets you transfer a 3GB video to your notebook in just 38 seconds. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Kitty Hawk Flyer

Backed by Google's Larry Page, the Kitty Hawk Flyer was designed for use over fresh water, and is [owered by a series of propellers. This means that the vehicle can take off and land vertically, thus making it a breeze to fly over a lake than by using a seaplane or boat. Riders are positioned like they would a motorcycle, with two joysticks as the controls. Best of all, it doesn't require registration or a pilot's license, and is expected to hit showrooms by the end of 2017. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a robot that has mastered the five finger knife stabbing game.

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Colorized World War II

Photo credit: Imperial War Museums via Peta Pixel

Photographers during World War II shot the battle in black-and-white due to the high-cost of color film, but there were a few that managed to slip through the cracks. Many of them can be found in a book published by the Imperial War Museums (IWM), which were captured between 1942 and 1945. Above, we see an Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) 'spotter' at a 3.7-inch anti-aircraft gun site in December 1942. Continue reading for more.

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Manhattan JEt

Sleek and retro-futuristic, the Embraer Manhattan Jet is inspired by New York's famous Art Deco scene and based on the Lineage 1000E. It boasts a striped blue exterior, while its luxurious interior has been fitted with plenty of mahogany, brass, and gold accents. Passengers also get to experience a Cloud Club lounge, which consists of a bar and a large panoramic city loft window, while the Crystal Room offers dining for up to six at once. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ATV Shaman

The Avtoros Shaman 8x8 All-Terrain Vehicle just got upgraded, and now it can go sideways accross marshes, snow, steep terrains, and more. Powered by an Iveco F1C 3.0-liter turbo diesel producing 146-horsepower, mated to a ZF 6 S 400 six-speed manual gearbox, it can hit a top speed of 50mph on land and 7mph in water, thanks to its sealed chassis. What sets this model apart from its predecessors is " "crab-mode", a mode where all eight wheels steer in the same direction, thus enabling it to move sideways. Size wise, it measures 6.2 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and stands 2.7 meters tall, with a payload capacity of up to 1.5 tons. 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 how colorblind people see the world.

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Milky Way Volcano

Photo credit: Albert Dros via Bored Panda

Dutch photographer Albert Dros spent weeks in Guatemala waiting for the perfect moment to capture the Fuego volcano aligned perfectly beneath the Milky Way Galaxy. "First of all I used Photopills to plan the position of the milky way. Then I used the tools I found online to 'get to know' the volcano by observing scopes, recent activity logs and webcams. Last I called the local weather station when I finally arrived in Guatemala multiple times to get a recommendation about the weather up there above 3000m. When clear skies were predicted in combination with lots of activity i made my move to try my luck," said Dros. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Jackery Bolt

The Jackery Bolt 10050mAh Power Bank has built-in Lightning as well as microUSB cables, which means you won't need to bring any extras, and it's being offered for just $28.79, today only, originally $89.99. It even comes with 1 extra open USB port, so technically, you can charge 3 devices at the same time. With capacity 10050 mAh and up to 5V/3.4A max overall output, you can minimize the charging time. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Earth Saturn Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this incredible image of Earth through the rings of Saturn from 870 million miles away, on April 12th, 2017. When you zoom in, the high-resolution photo reveals the Moon as an even smaller dot near Earth. The Cassini spacecraft was launched approximately 20-years-ago, and as its final mission, it will be sent into Saturn's atmosphere. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the fastest 300 bowling game ever recorded.

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