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New Aritificial Heart Design from Cockroach

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science

Iqbal M. Shaikh ImageSujoy K. Guha from the India Institute of Technology in Kharagpur has created a biventricular pump (artificial heart) with two ventricular pumps of interconnected diaphragm chambers. Run by a battery driven motor, his inspiration was a cockroach heart which has up to 13 chambers, while the human only has four. When one fails in a human it creates a heart attack but when one goes bad on a cockroach, it just keeps going. So far it has been successfully tested on a frog and Guha plans to try it out on a goat.

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Top ten gadgets meant to enter your body

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Science

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Our friends over at Boing Boing Gadgets have just put up a post detailing what they believe to be the top ten gadgets ever created that are meant for entering the human body. You know, things like the artificial heart, cochlear implants, and even a few things that involve entering and/or exiting the rectum and vagina. No, seriously. I mean, if that hasn’t made you click over to check it out, we don’t know what would.

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