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Watch Boeing’s vertical Dreamliner take-off from the captain’s chair

Watch Boeing’s vertical Dreamliner take-off from the captain’s chair

At the Paris Air Show, Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner performed the spectacular feat of a vertical take-off. It turns out that Boeing wasn't just filming the flight from the runway. The cockpit was decked out with cameras and Boeing has assembled the footage to take you on a wild ride. Thanks to an innovative "choose your view" feature that YouTube started testing earlier this year, Boeing has released a "multi-view flying display" that lets you toggle between angles of the same scene without missing a beat.

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Boeing 787-9 tempts fate with vertical takeoff for Air Show

Boeing 787-9 tempts fate with vertical takeoff for Air Show

It's 787 Dreamliner planes may be hounded, maybe even cursed, by technical issues time and again, but that isn't stopping Boeing from dreaming it big. And by big, we mean aerial stunts that probably have no place in a commercial passenger jet. But that is exactly what the plane maker will be doing with the 787-9 Dreamliner, in cooperation with Vietnam Airlines. In a footage of a practice flight, the blue and white jet is show, among other things, making a vertical takeoff that would have passengers' stomachs churning.

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Furious 7 featurette: Cars drop from a C-130 aircraft

Furious 7 featurette: Cars drop from a C-130 aircraft

We've been waiting long enough. Furious 7 is almost here! Of course, we're going to show it to you here. In the earlier movies, the Fast and Furious crew drove the hottest supercars across America, Toyko, and Europe. Now they're driving souped up cars out of an airplane! In anticipation of the film's release April 3rd, 2015, they released a stunt featurette on YouTube. There isn't any cheesy CGI in this stunt. They actually drop two cars out of a C-130 military transport plane at 12,000 feet.

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EMC, Lotus jumps a truck over an F1 car, sets world record

EMC, Lotus jumps a truck over an F1 car, sets world record

Some people, when they're bored, try to perform some stunts, sometimes hilarious, sometimes mindless, and sometimes just plain out of this world. But when new friends EMC cloud storage and Lotus Formula One get bored, they make a truck jump over an F1 race car. Yes, this is today's serving of "do not try this at home or on the road." That said, the death-defying stunt is undoubtedly awesome, and it is made even more awesome by the fact that they nabbed the Guinness World Record for highest truck jump.

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Mini Countryman performs first-ever car backflip

Mini Countryman performs first-ever car backflip

The evolution of the backflip has been making its way through extreme sports for years. First we had athletes in skis doing backflips off of ramps, then it was bicycles, then motorcycles, then snowmobiles, and now we're starting to see actual cars do backflips. In an effort to take on Red Bull's crazy stunts, Monster Energy took a Mini Countryman SUV and gave it the backflip treatment.

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Record-setting skydive will require world’s biggest balloon

Record-setting skydive will require world’s biggest balloon

We talked a few times about daredevil Felix Baumgartner and his plan to set a world record for the world's highest skydive. Baumgartner hopes to reach the speed of sound without using aircraft during his descent. While jumping from an altitude of 23 miles above the surface of the earth is very impressive, the technology required to haul a man in a pressurized capsule that altitude is also very impressive. The balloon to be used in the stunt is massive, yet incredibly frail.

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