First Total Artificial Heart Successfully Transplanted In the US

First Total Artificial Heart Successfully Transplanted In the US

Surgeons at the Duke University Hospital recently transplanted a total artificial heart (TAH) into a 39-year-old man who experienced sudden heart failure. Unlike conventional artificial hearts, this TAH mimics the human heart and provides the recipient more independence after the surgery, the university said in a press release…


Self-Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Fast Bone Healing, Then Disappears Without a Trace

In 2017, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. Typically, it takes about 12 weeks for a collarbone to fully heal, but by mid-December fans and commentators were hoping the three-time MVP might recover early and save a losing season…


Part Terminator, Part Tremors: This Robotic Worm Can Swim Through Sand

“That’s how they git you. They’re under the goddamned ground!” So says Val McKee, the hired hand played by Kevin Bacon in 1990’s classic comedy creature feature, Tremors. McKee is referring to the Graboids, an invertebrate species of monstrous giant worms which travel underground, pushing aside dirt while they dig…


The ‘Holy Grail’ of Batteries: Scientists Develop an ‘Iron-Air’ Battery That Stores Electricity for Days Through Rusting – and Is a Fraction of the Cost of Lithium-Ion Equivalents

An ‘iron-air’ battery has been developed in the US that can store electricity from wind or solar power stations for days at a time, slowly discharging it to the grid…


“Notify When Left Behind” Feature Is Coming to the Apple Watch

A feature has been uncovered in watchOS 8 Beta for those amongst us that are forgetful. Your Apple Watch has gained the ability to nag you if you leave your iPhone or iPad behind…


A Man Used AI to Bring Back His Deceased Fiancé. but the Creators of the Tech Warn It Could Be Dangerous and Used to Spread Misinformation

After Joshua Barbeau’s fiancé passed away, he spoke to her for months. Or, rather, he spoke to a chatbot programmed to sound exactly like her…


New Algorithm Flies Drones Faster Than World-Class Human Racing Pilots

To be useful, drones need to be quick. Because of their limited battery life, they must complete whatever task they have — searching for survivors on a disaster site, inspecting a building, delivering cargo — in the shortest possible time. And they may have to do it by going through a series of waypoints like windows, rooms, or specific locations to inspect, adopting the best trajectory and the right acceleration or deceleration at each segment…

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