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How to build a permanent artificial heart

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in America, outpacing cancer just slightly. The mechanics are simple. It fails to pump blood through the human body due to either blockage of the feeder arteries and the heart muscle starved of oxygen rich blood dies. The the heart stops, and then more »

Video: Glucose-sensing lens

This Alphabet (formerly Google) designed  contact lens prototype  looks like any other contact lens on the market, except tiny antennae run rings around the outside of the lens. They are connected to a tiny sensor that can measure glucose levels found in the wearer’s tears once every second. That information can then be more »

Video: The Archimedes Screw

From Chapter 4 of the book Super You – p.131 In the 1980s, physician inventor Rich Wampler visited Egypt and witnessed local workers using a hand-turned Archimedes screw to pump water up a river bank for irrigation. He realized that if a screw could move water against gravity, perhaps it could move blood against pressure.

Heart replacement device from Texas

Two doctors have invented a heart replacement device that is keeping a man alive without a heartbeat. The gadget which replaced his failing heart pushes blood like water through a garden hose. So there is no heartbeat. Amazing. See how it was done in this short (under 4 minute) mini more »