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Top 10 Government Projects Straight Out of Science Fiction

Ever wonder what you could do if you never needed to sleep? Well, scarily enough, DARPA intends to find out. They're developing a nasal spray called Orexin-A that stimulates the neurotransmitters in our heads that make us feel well-rested. One dose feels equal to having really slept. The drug still needs many years of testing, so need to worry about the sleep-avoiding zombie apocalypse yet. Pictured: Orexin-A molecule.

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