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NASA Cassini Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft came within about 1,900 miles of Saturn's cloud tops, a location where the air pressure is 1 bar, comparable to the atmospheric pressure of Earth at sea level, and within about 200-miles of the innermost visible edge of the rings. "No spacecraft has ever been this close to Saturn before. We could only rely on predictions, based on our experience with Saturn's other rings, of what we thought this gap between the rings and Saturn would be like. I am delighted to report that Cassini shot through the gap just as we planned and has come out the other side in excellent shape," said Cassini Project Manager Earl Maize of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Apollo 1 Smartphone

Gone are the days of creative smartphone designs, as more companies seem to be opting for the sleek and minimalistic look, that is unless...you're talking about the Apollo 1. In addition to its sleek dark walnut wood case, this device features a 4.0" Quad HD AMOLED display, quad-core 2.8-GHz processor, up to 64GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 12MP rear camera, all running on Apollo 1.0 OS. Continue reading for more pictures.

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1,000HP Lucid Air


Sure, the first 250 Lucid Air models will be priced from $160,000, but it definitely has the power, and luxuries to back it up. Its two electric motors combine to produce an impressive 1,000-horsepower, and the company plans to offer a 100kWh battery pack as standard, alongside a higher-capacity 130kWh battery pack as an option. Its Alpha Speed prototype recently was tested at TRC Ohio's 7.5-mile oval test track where it hit an electronically-limited 217mph. 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 scientists grew a lamb fetus inside an artificial womb.

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Helmet Road Rash

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Modern motorcycle elmets are constructed from an inner EPS "Expanded Polystyrene foam" and an outer shell to protect the EPS. The density and the thickness of the EPS is designed to cushion or crush on impact to help prevent head injuries. They are generally designed to distort in a crash (thus expending the energy otherwise destined for the wearer's skull), so they provide little protection at the site of their first impact, but continued protection over the remainder of the helmet. Continue reading for more examples showing why you should always wear a helmet.

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Batman Fidget Spinner

The Batman Fidget Spinner is a great way to relieve stress, and it's being offered for just $2.40 shipped, today only, originally $5.28. It's ideal for those trying to quit nail biting, smoking, leg shaking, etc. Its ergonomic curved shape is designed for hand comfort and long term usage - simply flick and spin for hours with one or two hands. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Apollo 15

Photo credit: Peta Pixel

A NASA engineer contacted PetaPixel editor Jon H. about a box of photographic films that he discovered in his desk drawer from the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. These original films from the customized Hasselblad EDC (Electronic Data Cameras) medium format cameras used on the lunar surface depict the astronauts, the Falcon LM-10 Lunar Module and Lunar Rover. The astronauts brought several cameras to the lunar surface, but left the actual camera bodies to conserve weight. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Tesla Model EXP

Xabier Albizu, a talented automotive designer from Spain, just couldn't wait for Tesla to unveil their next sports car. So, he decided to create his own, and named it the "Tesla Model EXP". This supercar would features four individual electric motors, independent torque vectoring, autonomous driving technologies, and a set of 360° cameras to keep things safe on the road. This model is expected to be slotted above the P100D, which means a price tag north of $140,000. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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MacBook Pro 2018
MacBook Pro 2018

It's only a matter of time before Apple releases a MacBook Pro with an integrated touchscreen, and it could look something like the design above. This laptop would utilize Apple's Taptic Engine system to give the user the feel of physical buttons, even the scroll wheel and / or sliders. It keeps the touch bar for quick access shortcuts and function keys. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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JB10 Jetpack

JetPack Aviation has just unveiled its latest jetpack prototype, and it's called the JB10. It enables humans to soar up to 10,000 feet in the air at speeds of 68 miles per hour. How? It draws power from two diesel-powered jet turbine engines, and while flying, users lean forward to move / speed up, and lean back to slow down. The right handle controls thrust and throttle, and the left handle governs how much you spin. That's not all, it can also be equipped with an automatic inflation system, one that releases a float bag in seconds if you should hit water in an emergency landing. 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 $3.26-billion spacecraft that is readying for its final perilous mission.

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Little Pocket French Fry

Photo credit: Dong Jiang via Bored Panda

Sometimes, less is more, especially when it comes to food-related inventions. For example, the "Little Pocket" by designer Dong Jiang gets rid of the mess associated with ketchup and other condiments used to dip french fries in by integrating a small pouch into the front. Simply squeeze the packet into the pouch, and you'll be ready to dip. Continue reading for more creative design winners from the 2017 A' Design Award & Competition.

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