Advances made with new synthetic materials open possibilities for manned space exploration

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A man-made leaf absorbs carbon dioxide and water and releases oxygen. 

There are many challenges with space exploration. One inconvenient fact – the lack of oxygen in much of the universe – poses a real challenge to making off world exploration and living a reality. (Videos)

 

 

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Scientists create man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out millions if it ever escapes research lab

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The deadly virus is a genetically tweaked version of the H5N1 bird flu strain.

A group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilization.

 

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World’s first man-made organ transplant carried out in Sweden

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An image released by Karolinska University Hospital shows part of the operation.

The world’s first transplant of a fully synthetic organ has been carried out by surgeons – a windpipe created using the patient’s stem cells and an artificial “scaffold”.  A month ago a 36-year-old cancer patient received the organ at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.

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