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Bionic Man Unveiled At London's Science Museum
2013-02-07 08:17:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online He´s not quite Steve Austin, but with prosthetic hands, hips, knees and even a face, Rex is the closest thing to a bionic man that science has yet to produce. Built by scientists from the Shadow robotics team, Rex is being shown off more as proof that medical science is getting closer to being able to synthesize and stitch together human body parts. The Shadow team recently unveiled Rex at the Science Museum in London...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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