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    Strange Science: 3D Printed Heart

    by  • June 14, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    3D printed tissue simulation

    Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel have successfully 3D printed a heart using human tissue. This heart has cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers, making it a theoretically functional heart. The materials for this 3D printed heart were taken from a biopsy of fatty tissue, which then had to be processed in order to...

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    Strange Science: Super-Chilled Helium and Universe Formation

    by  • May 17, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Tube containing ultrapure helium, which glows a purple-pink color

    Researchers at Aalto University’s Low Temperature Laboratory have documented “walls bound by strings” in superfluid helium-3. Because helium remains a liquid even at absolute zero, and because it becomes a superfluid at other low temperatures, it has the potential to flow forever with zero viscosity. This allows the researchers to form “half-quantum vortices—whirlpools in...

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    Strange Science: Reassessing Viking Burials

    by  • April 26, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Viking burial mounds in Gamla Uppsala

    A team of scientists has been reassessing Viking burials from the settlement of Birka in east-central Sweden, and in doing so, have determined that one of the Viking warriors buried there was a high-status female warrior. Thanks to osteology and genetic analysis, coupled with archaeological analysis of the grave goods, this team is reaching...

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    Strange Science: Wine on Mars

    by  • April 19, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Vineyard with two rows of vines flanking a narrow path

    Georgian scientists are experimenting with new ways to grow grapevines, with an eye toward eventual vineyards on Mars. As plans solidify for manned expeditions to Mars, some believe that colonies might not be too far in the future, and a number of companies and countries are looking for ways to contribute. The country of...

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