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Man “Recovering Well” from Most Extensive Face Transplant in History

Man “Recovering Well” from Most Extensive Face Transplant in History
An American man has had what doctors say is the most extensive face transplant in history. The man’s name is Richard Lee Norris and years ago he suffered massive facial injuries in a gun accident. The accident destroyed most of the man’s lips and nose as well as his jaw and left him with limited mouth movement and no sense of smell.

Debris Forces ISS Crew into Escape Ships

Debris Forces ISS Crew into Escape Ships
There’s suprisingly little empty space left in low Earth orbit these days. This is in part due to the ever-growing number of satellites orbiting the planet. Most of the debris orbiting the planet includes defunct satellites or chunks of satellites left from crashes with other satellites.

Bird Man Video Maker Admits It Was Fake

Bird Man Video Maker Admits It Was Fake
I want to get this off my chest off the top: You bird man, you bastard you! Now that that is out of the way, Dutch filmmaker and animator Floris Kaayk has admitted that video that went viral earlier this week of a man claiming to fly with bird-like wings was a fake.

FAA Promises a “Fresh Look” at Gadget Use on Flights

FAA Promises a “Fresh Look” at Gadget Use on Flights
The FAA cleared the iPad and other devices for use in cockpits of commercial aircraft by pilots late last year. The approval was made to reduce the load on pilot by allowing them to have digital copies of charts and flight manuals rather than roughly 30 pounds of books with them every flight.

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs
NASA and its astronauts from the early years of spaceflight including Apollo program astronauts have been having words over who owns the items astronauts brought home after their missions. NASA has recently blocked several auctions when astronauts tried to sell off what they believed to be their personal belongings.

Noise Police: Vigilante Rider Shuts People up Using Cellphone Jammer

Noise Police: Vigilante Rider Shuts People up Using Cellphone Jammer
After a long hard day at work, the last thing you’d want is to be trapped in a bus filled with people talking loudly into their mobile phones. On some days, that’s probably you, but I’m sure you’ve wished for some peace and quiet while you’re on public transportation.

Assassin’s Creed 3 to Have an American Revolution Setting?

Assassin’s Creed 3 to Have an American Revolution Setting?
Here’s some interesting news for fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It looks like some promotional artwork was leaked by a Best Buy employee and it appears to reveal that the new game will be set during the American Revolution.

SWAT Team Descends on Call of Duty Players Home

SWAT Team Descends on Call of Duty Players Home
Here’s a story that will make you think twice about playing Call of Duty online. A teenager was playing the game online with other players when he says that he heard a new voice come over his headset.

Is Facebook Breeding Murderers (and Laptop Killers)?

Is Facebook Breeding Murderers (and Laptop Killers)?
In this day and age, people aren’t just being judged by who they are or what they’re really like in real life anymore. They’re also being judged by the number of friends or followers they have on Facebook and Twitter and the kind of reputation they have on these networks.

Redbox Gives Warner the Big F.U.

Redbox Gives Warner the Big F.U.
In my area, one of the only places to rent physical movie discs is at Redbox kiosks, so I’ve been a big fan for a while. I never liked the fact that you couldn’t get some new releases for weeks and weeks after they were available to purchase.

Foxconn Xbox 360 Worker Protest Not Linked to Working Conditions

Foxconn Xbox 360 Worker Protest Not Linked to Working Conditions
Microsoft has apparently closed an investigation into the cause of why approximately 150 Foxconn workers in the factory that builds the Xbox 360 threatened to jump from the roof at the beginning of the month. According to PC World, Microsoft found that the protest had nothing to do with working conditions in the factory.

Russian Space Official Hints Weapon Might Have Caused Phobos-Grunt Failure

Russian Space Official Hints Weapon Might Have Caused Phobos-Grunt Failure
Russia has had some major failures over the last few months in its space program. So far the country has lost a load of supplies that were to go to the ISS, along with a GPS satellite and more.

Bang and Olufsen Launches B&O Play Brand, Beolit 12 Portable Music System

Bang and Olufsen Launches B&O Play Brand, Beolit 12 Portable Music System
We all know about Bang & Olufsen’s high-end audio and video products. They’re often beautiful, always slick, and consistently more expensive than most mere mortals can afford. In the interest of appealing to a broader audience, they have decided to launch a new brand “B&O Play.”

NASA Says Checklist Jim Lovell Sold Was Not His to Sell

NASA Says Checklist Jim Lovell Sold Was Not His to Sell
Back in December, we talked about the checklist that was put up for auction by Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell. The checklist was the item that Lovell used to make calculations needed to get his spacecraft home after an explosion ended the trip to the moon.

Darth Vader Attacks State Trooper, Gets Tasered

Darth Vader Attacks State Trooper, Gets Tasered
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was attacked in Orlando early Thursday by the Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. Or at least a man wearing a Darth Vader mask. Had it been the real Vader, it would have ended with the officer being force choked.

iPad Used as Passport to Cross US Border

iPad Used as Passport to Cross US Border
While the TSA and INS aren’t supposed to let you into the US without a real passport, that didn’t stop a Canadian man from using his iPad as a substitute for his passport, which he had forgotten at home.