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Technology has made it easier than ever to connect with one another, but that means spending more time alone. Gary Turk has 422 friends, but he's completely alone. "We're surrounded by children, who since they were born, have watched us living like robots, and think it's the norm," might be the memorable part of the video you're about to see. Continue reading to see why this clip has received over 24.6-million views in just over a week.

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Ashlee Rowe and a team of Michigan State University researchers have discovered that the grasshopper mouse was able to withstand the bark scorpion's painful and potentially deadly attack. This is because the venom binds to sodium channels and blocks the mouse's neurons from sending pain signals to its brain. When it's stung, the mice briefly lick their paws and move in again for the kill. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Made by the D.A.S.T. Arteam between 1995 and 1997, Desert Breath is basically an epic art installation near the Red Sea in Egypt. Even after 17 years after, it's still clearly visible on Google Earth. Approximately 8,000 m3 of sand was displaced to create the art installation that occupies 100,000 m2 of desert between the Red Sea and a range of ancient volcanic mountains in Egypt's Eastern Desert region. According to Bored Panda, "it consists of a massive spiral of cones and pits that spiral out of a central pool of water." Continue reading for a video and more images.

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Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 made its theatrical debut on Thursday evening (beginning at 7pm). So far, it's amassed a solid $8.7 million box office gross, and set to break at least $95-million by the end of this weekend. In comparison, this number is slightly less than the $10-million that Spider-Man 3 opened with via Thursday midnight screenings on this weekend in 2007. Continue reading for one fan who decided to recreate some of the stunts with parkour.

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Remote-controlled drones are one thing, this Airbus A380 is another. Swiss RC aircraft enthusiast Peter Michel unveiled a giant scale model Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 that's powered by four JetCat P120 jet turbines, delivering around 30 pounds of thrust each. It weighs in at a hefty 155-pounds and has almost the same power to weight ratio as its 1.2 million pound counterpart. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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As bizarre as that may sound, it's exactly what one teenager from Japan did to gain internet stardom, though probably not in a good way. In the first video, you'll see YouTube user tokiofn tries out a G18 toothbrush gun prototype and is thoroughly pleased with his invention but struggles to get a good-quality clean. Not satisfied with the experience, tokiofun upgrades to the bigger SCAR-L toothbrush gun in the second video. Continue reading to watch both.

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Lisa Abeyta's father, Charles Sasser, of Alburqurque, New Mexico, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a degenerative disease affecting memory, about 4-5 years ago, and began to lose his speech in the last six months to a year. Forming coherent sentences and finding the words he needs to communicate have become a daily struggle, but something miraculous happens when he's around the family dog. Continue reading to see one of the meetings.

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SRI International has unveiled micro robots that can actually put together mechanical assemblies and electronic circuits. Diamagnetic Micro Manipulation (DM3) utilizes small magnets that move under a circuit board to get the micro-robots to follow a set pattern based on a set of preprogrammed instructions. They may look miniscule, but these micro bots can move up to 1-foot every second to transport micro manufacturing supplies. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Geckos have special toes with adaptations that allow them to adhere to most surfaces without the use of liquids or surface tension. Now, University of Massachusetts at Amherst scientists have developed Geckskin, which uses soft elastomers combined with ultra-stiff fabrics (glass fiber, carbon fiber, etc.) to mimic the gecko's draping adhesion capabilities. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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At a whopping $3.4-million USD, the Lykan Hypersport by W Motors is the third most expensive car to ever be made, behind the very limited (four created, three sold) $4.5-million Lamborghini Veneno and the elusive one-of-a-kind $8-million Maybach Exelero million. It's also the first car to have diamonds in its headlights - the front lights are made up of titanium LED blades with 420 diamonds (15cts). The buyer can choose between various precious stones, like rubies, diamonds, yellow diamonds, or sapphires to be integrated into the vehicle at purchase. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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