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Could Human Head Transplants Soon Be a Reality?

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July 2, 2013
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An Italian scientist says the final hurdle to a successful head transplant - spinal cord reattachment - has been cleared. Is he right?


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CES 2015: This Jaguar F-Type Can Tell If You're Too Tired To Drive

CES 2015: This Jaguar F-Type Can Tell If You're Too Tired To Drive

Popular Science (Jan. 7, 2015) — Soon, your car will know when you’re not fit to drive it. An Australian startup called Seeing Machines has created an in-dashboard camera that uses facial recognition technology to determine if a driver is too tired or too distracted to be behind the wheel. The technology measures everything from head position to blink rate, and if it thinks you’re not focused enough, it will alert you before an accident occurs. This year, Seeing Machines showcased their camera in the dashboard of the Jaguar F-Type at CES. Video provided by Popular Science
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The Virtualizer Takes Gaming to Next Level

The Virtualizer Takes Gaming to Next Level

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 27, 2014) — A prototype gaming system being developed by scientists in Austria is taking virtual reality to a new level, allowing gamers to physically walk or run through their virtual world. Its inventors at the Vienna University of Technology say 'The Virtualizer' could also be used to help stroke patients regain their ability to walk. Jim Drury reports.
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Virtual Reality Therapy Uses Avatars to Teach Self-Compassion

Virtual Reality Therapy Uses Avatars to Teach Self-Compassion

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 6, 2015) — Researchers say self-compassion can be taught using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, with their trials showing reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion in participants. The scientists behind the study are now investigating the longevity of the therapy and say it could be applied to treat a range of clinical conditions. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Edmonton Man Has an Amazing Ability to Add, Subtract, Divide and Multiply Numbers in His Head

Edmonton Man Has an Amazing Ability to Add, Subtract, Divide and Multiply Numbers in His Head

CBC (Mar. 8, 2013) — Hua Wei Chan's amazing ability to do math in his head won him second place in the Mental Calculation World Cup -- and the nickname 'the human calculator'
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