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The artificial womb “Biobag” tested successfully now for animal embrions

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia imagined a new solution to sustain extremely premature babies. It’s about the  watery incubation in an artificial “womb.” The researchers created a fluid-filled transparent container to simulate how fetuses float in amniotic fluid inside mom’s uterus, and attached it to a mechanical placenta that keeps blood oxygenated. Remarkable animal testing were performed.  

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Innovation

A device to obtain water from air even in the desert was created

A device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity, was created by Evelyn Wang, a mechanical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, based on research by a team led by Omar Yaghi, a chemist at the University of California, Berkeley. It can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say future versions will be even better.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Innovation

Facebook is involved in conceiving advanced brain communication technologies

Facebook revealed Wednesday it has a team of 60 engineers working on building a brain-computer interface that will let you type with just your mind without invasive implants. The imagined mechanism is to use optical imaging to scan your brain a hundred times per second to detect you speaking silently in your head, and translate it into text.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Innovation

UK team researchers obtained a less expensive membrane for water desalination

Access to clean water remains a major issue for millions of people around the world. By 2025, due to effects of climate change, the UN expects that 14% of the world's population will encounter water scarcity.  A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater and it proved to be highly efficient.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Innovation

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