Are 3D printed body parts right around the corner? In the United States, 20 people die every single day as they wait for an organ transplant. Scientists believe 3D printed organs may be the solution to this problem. Instead of plastic, the material used by most 3D printers, new processes use hydrogel, a water-based solution that contains human cells. While the science is still in its early stages, experts believe 3D printed body parts will first replace bones, cartilage, and muscles. Eventually, this technology will hopefully be able to replace entire organs and save countless lives.
NASA is enlisting citizen scientists to collect important data on recent landslides, in an effort to improve prediction models and assist in disaster prevention.
Meaghan Good has made it her life’s mission to track missing people. She runs The Charley Project, an important database compiling information on thousands of missing persons cases in one place. Growing up with autism, Meaghan was bullied at school and dropped out at an early age. She credits her autism with providing a singular focus, which in her case centered around true crime and unsolved cases of missing and exploited...
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Charlie Shrem went from multi-millionaire to having almost nothing. Shrem was a Bitcoin pioneer. And it paid off big time. Until he was sent to jail for allowing a customer to resell bitcoin on Silk Road. Now, he’s out and wants to convince the world that Bitcoin is the future of finance.