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Why bother with lame earth wheels?

Shape memory alloy tires are developed at NASA's Glenn Research Center. The material can adapt to surfaces like martian sand and rock without damaging the tire.

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Rocketeers rejoice!

Rocket League offering Jurassic World Jeep Wrangler as in-game vehicle.

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GolfBoard eliminates the game’s ‘good walk spoiled’ factor

GolfBoard eliminates the game's "good walk spoiled" factor.

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"Yeah, I can fly."

This real life Iron Man jet suit can fly up to 74 MPH

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It's not just about flapping your arms really fast

It's not just about flapping your arms really fast

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Patrol cars just got one step closer to K.I.T.T.

Patrol cars just got one step closer to K.I.T.T.

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From shocks to seats, a more rugged Raptor

From shocks to seats, a more rugged Raptor.

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60 floodgates light up, along with electricity-generating kites

60 floodgates light up, along with electricity-generating kites

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It's nonlethal, as long as you're not a car

It's nonlethal, as long as you're not a car.

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This little bot is terrifying or amazing depending on your point of view

GhostRobotics has created a small robot that is capable of jumping obstacles and climbing structures. Ghost Minitaur was developed for scientific research, public safety, and warfare. The all-terrain robot is agile and adaptable to its surroundings. Learn more at ghostrobotics.io Transcript: This robot looks freaky fast. Ghost Minitaur from GhostRobotics is a lightweight unmanned robot. Developed for scientific research, public safety, and warfare. This all-terrain robot is able to lower itself

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Video shows grueling abuse in the lab, Arizona, Australia Outback

Watch Ford torture its pickups. Testing starts in the lab then progresses to the proving grounds and finally goes through intense real-world challenges. At Ford's Michigan proving grounds, Ranger hits Silver Creek Track. The impacts are so severe that robotic drivers are used so humans don't get injured.

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It lifts out of the water for a smooth ride

Flying water car. The Bubble is a 100 percent electric water taxi created by the French company SeaBubbles. The goal is to lower pollution and provide relief from heavy traffic on busy city streets.

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This record-setting boat is epic in more ways than one

​​​​​This zero emission boat is powered completely by solar energy. PlanetSolar's MS Tûranor has a little over 5,500 square feet of solar panels. The boat broke many Guinness World Records including fastest crossing of the Atlantic by solar power, and longest journey by a solar-powered boat to name a few. Learn more at planetsolar.ch Transcript: Largest solar-powered boat ever built. MS Tûranor is a zero emission boat powered completely by solar energy. PlanetSolar created this mass

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Beer pong Roomba: Bruu is an autonomous moving target for beer pong. Labruutories LLC says it invented Bruu to increase social interaction among disconnected phone addicts.

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Polaris has added a new off-roader to their trim line. The 2018 RZR XP Turbo S is a 2-seater buggy designed for the adrenaline junkie. Priced at $27,499 the Turbo S includes DYNAMIX Active Suspension and a glove touchscreen that lets you monitor the vehicle, GPS mapping, and much more. Learn more at polaris.com Transcript: Off-roading mini beast. RZR XP Turbo S is the newest trim level in the Polaris RZR XP lineup of off-roaders. It's a 2-seater buggy designed for the adrenaline junkie. The Tur

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Batman called. He wants his car back.

The Karlmann King looks like a Batmobile cousin. A luxury Batmobile filled with everything you need for a lifestyle of the rich and famous road trip. Underneath you find the bones of a Ford Super Duty. Based on the size, the F-450 seems likely. Power comes from Ford's tried and true Triton V10. The best part is the price: roughly $3.5 million. Transcript: Let's just get this out of the way. This vehicle costs $3.5 million. This is the Karlmann King. It was created in Europe by a design team fo

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And it's doing it autonomously

TreeRover is a robot experiment that autonomously plants trees in areas that suffer from having none. The robot took 4 months to create and is the invention of two students from UVic Electrical and Computer Engineering. TreeRover is still being modified and enhanced to navigate further. Learn more at iotatechnologies.ca. Transcript: This robot plants trees to save the environment. TreeRover is a robotic experiment designed to plant trees in areas that suffer from having none. Created by two UVi

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This is basically that

Transcript: The Lanmodo is used for vehicle protection. Made with tough materials like fiberglass, it can cover just about any car. It's approximately 11 x 7 feet. You can deploy the tent with one click using a wireless remote. It takes about 30 seconds to set up and 8 seconds to open or close. A one-time charge can last up to 45 days. Lanmodo can transform into a beach or yard umbrella with a separate camping stand. The car tent costs $399. Learn more at lanmodo.com.

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And the name is 10/10

Humdinga is an amphibious truck that transitions from land to water or back again in only 5 seconds. Biggs Amphibians created Humdinga to respond quickly to emergency situations or for recreational use. Humdinga isn't the only amphibious vehicle at out there, but it's sure one cool looking vehicle to ride. Learn more at gibbsamphibians.com Transcript: Own the land and the sea with this truck. Humdinga is an amphibious truck that can transition from land to water or back again in only 5 seconds.

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This helmet will call for help if you can't

Quintessential Design LLC have created a smart motorcycle helmet that allows drivers to communicate with their smartphones. The Quin helmet also includes crash detection that provides your location to emergency responders, and an SOS emergency system in case of harassment. ​​​​​​​ Transcript: Motorcycle helmet with built-in SOS. Quin is a smart motorcycle helmet that provides essential safety technology for riders. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Features include: direction signaling,