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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.

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Climate Change
Changing Flight Altitudes Could Help Minimize Contrails
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Climate Change
Changing Flight Altitudes Could Help Minimize Contrails
A study found that flying a small percentage of planes at slightly different altitudes could significantly decrease contrails, a global warming contributor.

A study found that flying a small percentage of planes at slightly different altitudes could significantly decrease contrails, a global warming contributor.

Criminal Justice
Algorithm Clears Thousands of Marijuana Convictions in Just One Minute
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Criminal Justice
Algorithm Clears Thousands of Marijuana Convictions in Just One Minute
With this new system that identifies candidates for criminal record clearance and even auto-fills forms, offenders don’t even need to apply.

With this new system that identifies candidates for criminal record clearance and even auto-fills forms, offenders don’t even need to apply.

Health
New Lasers See Into The Brain to Detect Concussions
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Health
New Lasers See Into The Brain to Detect Concussions
Researchers are attempting to improve the age-old concussion test with a device that can measure CCO levels in the brain using infrared lasers.

Researchers are attempting to improve the age-old concussion test with a device that can measure CCO levels in the brain using infrared lasers.

Citizen Scientists
NASA Wants YOU to Help Track Landslides
NASA Wants YOU to Help Track Landslides
Citizen Scientists
NASA Wants YOU to Help Track Landslides
NASA is enlisting citizen scientists to collect important data on recent landslides, in an effort to improve prediction models and assist in disaster prevention.

NASA is enlisting citizen scientists to collect important data on recent landslides, in an effort to improve prediction models and assist in disaster prevention.

Future of Medicine
Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Breast Cancer Screening
Scientists Are Using AI to Improve Breast Cancer Screening
Future of Medicine
Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Breast Cancer Screening
Computer scientists at MIT created a new algorithm for breast cancer screening to predict whether a patient will develop the disease in the next 5 years.

Computer scientists at MIT created a new algorithm for breast cancer screening to predict whether a patient will develop the disease in the next 5 years.

Future of Food
GMO Salmon Could Forever Change the Way We Produce Food
It’s Time to Embrace the Frankenfish
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Future of Food
GMO Salmon Could Forever Change the Way We Produce Food
Would you eat fish that was genetically designed in a lab? What if it was your only option? Like it or not, GMO salmon and other futuristic foods are revolutionizing the global food system right in front of our eyes.
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Bioengineered fish have been known to cause mixed feelings. Unnatural, right? Well, after 30 years of debate on whether we should be eating “Frankenfish,” this funky food source is finally coming to a store near you. Like it or not, GMO salmon and possibly other genetically engineered animal meats will soon be on the shelves of your local supermarket. And, these new futuristic foods may be revolutionizing the global food...

Dispatches
The 2018 Nobel Prize Could Mark a Turning Point in the War on Cancer
The 2018 Nobel Prize Could Mark a Turning Point in the War on Cancer
Dispatches
The 2018 Nobel Prize Could Mark a Turning Point in the War on Cancer
More than one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime; new discoveries are helping them...
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More than one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime; new discoveries are helping them fight back.

Dispatches
Spraying Bacteria onto the Skin Can Treat Eczema
Spraying Bacteria onto the Skin Can Treat Eczema
Dispatches
Spraying Bacteria onto the Skin Can Treat Eczema
The bacteria in your microbiome ward off infections and help keep your skin healthy.

The bacteria in your microbiome ward off infections and help keep your skin healthy.

Could Growing Vaccines in Plants Save Lives?
Could Growing Vaccines in Plants Save Lives?
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Could Growing Vaccines in Plants Save Lives?
Vaccines for influenza, polio, smallpox, even Ebola have all be grown … in plants.
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This flu season has been nasty in large part because the vaccine didn’t work as well as past versions. So scientists like Professor George Lomonossoff of the John Innes Centre are on the hunt for new ways to make better vaccines and think they might have found one -- by growing them in plants.