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Pig Kidney Works Normally Inside A Human For 54 Hours

Surgeons at NYU Langone Health successfully managed to transplant a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human in September. The organ functioned normally, but the test was short-lived: the human patient was brain-dead, and the organ, which was kept outside her body, was monitored for just 54 hours. Dr. Robert Montgomery, who […]

Birth Control Device Gets Major Award

Rebecca Weiss, an industrial design graduate from the University of Munich and inventor of the COSO male birth control device, was named Germany’s winner of the James Dyson Award, which “celebrates, encourages and inspires the designers of new problem-solving ideas.” The COSO uses an ultrasound “testicle bath” to temporary stop sperm mobility. It only needs […]

A Real Pizza Factory Made From LEGO

A Father-son duo combined their passion for pizza and love for LEGO to create a plastic, pizza-making machine that will do everything for you pizza except cook it, including spreading the sauce, adding cheese, and toppings and even cutting the pizza. The pair has created many iconic LEGO contraptions on YouTube, including an Edible Car […]

Russians Beat Tom Cruise In Race To Film First Movie In Space

Russia just sent its veteran astronaut Anton Shkaplerov, actor Yulia Peresild, and movie producer Klim Shipenko to the International Space Station to make an original feature film. It’s tentatively titled Challenge and it will be the world’s first-ever movie filmed in orbit. The plot revolves around a surgeon, played by Peresild, who hurries to the space station to […]

Amazon And Disney Team Up For New Device

Amazon and Disney have teamed up to unveil an “entirely new persona” called “Hey, Disney!” Aaron Rubenson, Amazon’s vice president of Alexa Voice Service & Alexa Skills said in an interview, It marks the first time that we’re making another voice assistant available alongside Alexa on Echo devices. Dan Soto, vice president of Technology and Digital for Disney Parks, […]

IPhones May Keep Tabs On Your Mental Health In The Future

Apple is hoping we’ll one day turn to our iPhones to keep tabs on our mental health. Previously, Apple teamed up with UCLA on mental health research, and with pharmaceuticals company Biogen on studying cognitive decline. Now, the brand is planning to incorporate the knowledge it gleans from this work into the iPhone. The goal […]

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