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Human Head Transplant

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero says he plans to attempt the first human head transplant later this year on 31-year-old Russian software development manager Valery Spiridonov, who suffers from a debilitating muscle-wasting disease. To be more specific, the procedure is estimated to last about 36 hours, and Spiridonov's head will be cooled to around 12° Celsius, cut from his body and connected to a donated body of a brain-dead person as quickly as possible. Canavero will be assisted by a team of 100 surgeons and other medical staff, and afterwards, Spiridonov will be kept in an artificially-induced coma for 3-4 weeks while doctors stimulate his spinal cord nerves to reconnect and start functioning. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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TX Juice Drone

The TX Juice Ai Stunt Drone has a built-in artificial intelligence system, and it's being offered for just $18.15, today only, originally $69.99. Patented AI (Artificial Intelligence) system makes the AI Stunt Drone the easiest to fly stunt drone available. Press the Auto Stunt button and see the drone revolve through 360 degree, rise and perform a perfect flip. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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China Tank Snow

Baotou city in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region saw heavy amounts of snow falling, which meant the painstaking task of clearing it away so all its residents can all get on with their daily lives. However, the city has unveiled a new weapon in its snow clearing armory: a tank with caterpillar tracks, bogie wheels, and a huge snow blower where the turret normally is. "A jet engine is added on the tank chassis. Snow is blown away by the hot and high-speed air expelled by the engine", said the designers at the China North Industries Group Corporation (CNIGC). It can reach speeds of 20 to 30 kilometers per hour on the road, topping out at 48 to 50 kilometers per hour. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a toddler who mistook a water heater for a robot.

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Sony Xperia X Ultra

Rather than focus on adding cutting edge technology, the Sony Xperia X Ultra is aimed at the multimedia crowd, thanks to its ultra wide 6.45" display with 21:9 aspect ratio. However, it's no slouch in other areas either, as the 7.8mm thick handset boasts a 19-megapixel sensor found in the Xperia XZ Premium, complete with laser autofocus. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Drip-Free Wine Bottle

Researchers at Brandeis University have developed the world's first drip-free wine bottle, and it's not as complex as you may think. Simply put, the team used a diamond-studded tool to create a circular groove around the neck of the bottle just below the lip. So now instead of overflow dripping down the side of the bottle, it now meets the groove and drops from the bottle, straight into the glass. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Age Reversing Pill


A group of scientists have developed an age-reversing pill after discovering a key signaling process in DNA repair and cell aging. After human trials are conducted over the next 6-months, NASA wants to give them to astronauts on Mars to protect them from solar radiation. "The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice after just one week of treatment. This is the closest we are to a safe and effective anti-ageing drug that's perhaps only three to five years away from being on the market if the trials go well," said lead author Professor David Sinclair. 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 a white hot 3000°C tungsten cube versus a watermelon and steak.

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Alien Actor

Photo credit: Bored Panda

For most of the film's scenes the Alien was portrayed by Bolaji Badejo. A latex costume was specifically made to fit Badejo's 6-foot-10-inch (208 cm) slender frame, made by taking a full-body plaster cast of him. Badejo attended t'ai chi and mime classes in order to create convincing movements for the Alien. However, in a few scenes, such as when the Alien lowers itself from the ceiling to kill Brett, the creature was portrayed by stuntmen Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell; in that scene a costumed Powell was suspended on wires and then lowered in an unfurling motion. Continue reading to see more actors outside their parts, compiled by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus images.

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USB Microscope

Plugable's USB Microscope is no toy, as it offers up to 250x magnification, and you can get one for just $29.97, today only, originally $59.99. The microscope includes built-in LEDs that can be dialed through a range of brightness levels to properly illuminate your subject. Unlike many other USB microscopes, these LEDs shine through a diffuser to combat glare. They used a capacitive touch button to initiate image capture rather than a physical push button. When viewing small objects at microscopic levels, the slightest bump can offset an image to an unviewable state. With a capacitive button, the lightest touch snaps a blur-free image. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Wi-Fi Infinity Mirror Table

Imgur user "SchrompSchromp" has always wanted to build an infinity mirror from scratch, but decided to take things to the next level with this custom table. "The table should also be Wi-Fi controllable and have a USB charger inbuilt for smartphones or a SHIELD controller," said its creator. Simply put, the entire project cost him just under $1,000, with tools included. Continue reading to see the entire build from start to finish.

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iPhone MacBook Patent

Rather than incorporate a full touchscreen display into the next-generation MacBook, you may soon be able to directly dock the iPhone into a laptop. "The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes an electronic accessory device available to extend and expand usefulness of a portable computing device," said Apple product designer Brett W. Degner. Continue reading for a full render of the docked device.

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