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You won't forget this encounter in a hurry
Prosthetic science and bionic technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, so much so in fact that a team of experts have been able to construct the world's first complete bionic man.

To create Rex the name of their bionic man the creators brought together the best of all the artificial organs and prosthetic limbs that are currently available on the commercial market and carefully pieced them together.

He's two-metres tall (yes, he can stand), has a prosthetic face, artificial organs such as a heart, kidney, pancreas, spleen and trachea, and even synthetic blood which pumps around his body. How amazing is that?

But Rex doesn't stop there he also has prosthetic feet, hands, hips and knees, and, thanks to cochlear implants, can sense sounds. Retinal implants, meanwhile, enable him to 'see' objects in front of him. He can even respond to simple questions by speaking.

To build Rex cost a cool 640,000 ($1 million), and now you can see him on show at the Science Museum as part of the How Much of You Can Be Rebuilt? exhibit which runs from now until 11th March.

This is your unique opportunity to meet the world's first complete bionic man and marvel at the astonishing work being carried out by some of the best scientists and engineers working today. It's free, so pop along and say 'hi' to Rex.

[Images and video: Channel 4 News]

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Why? Marvel at the incredible work of the world's best scientists and engineers.
When: 8th February to 11th March, 2013.
Phone: 0870 870 4868
Where: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
Cost: Free
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