Lamb Fetus Grown in Artificial Womb | Tech Insider

Source: https://youtu.be/MbgHbYXs3cM

Source: https://youtu.be/dxn6msihFjc

Source: http://www.businessinsider.sg/baby-lamb-fetus-inside-artificial-womb-2017-4/

Ultimately, the researchers are working toward creating an artificial womb that could sustain premature human babies. Preemies haven’t had time to fully develop in the womb and, therefore, are at a higher risk of health problems throughout their life.

Questions:

  • What are the implications for humans?
  • Have you watched The Matrix? Would this dystopia become reality?

25 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Earth, Space, And Physics | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/space/25-myths-you-shouldnt-believe-about-earth-space-and-physics/all/

Which of these do you believe?

  1. The Sun is yellow
  2. The Sahara is the biggest desert on Earth
  3. Astrology can predict your personality or the future
  4. When you call someone, the signal bounces off a satellite
  5. The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space
  6. The moon’s gravity pulling on water causes the tides
  7. Lightning never strikes the same place twice
  8. The Earth is a perfect sphere
  9. Mount Everest is the tallest thing on Earth
  10. Water conducts electricity
  11. The “dark side” of the Moon
  12. Tectonic plates move because volcanism pushes them apart
  13. Going past the edge of space makes you weightless
  14. Diamonds come from coal
  15. People in the Middle Ages thought the Earth was flat
  16. Summer is warm because the Earth is closer to the sun
  17. Lightning causes thunder
  18. The Asteroid Belt is dangerous
  19. The moon is very close to the Earth
  20. You can only balance an egg during the Spring Equinox
  21. A nuclear weapon could destroy an asteroid
  22. Nothing can go faster than light
  23. The vacuum of space is cold
  24. Enrico Fermi developed the “Fermi paradox” about aliens
  25. There are only 3 phases of matter: Solid, liquid, and gas

Questions:

  • Why is important to learn science?
  • What are some problems if people have wrong scientific ideas?
  • Is scientific progress always good?

Man has 3D-printed vertebrae implanted in world-first surgery | Mashable Asia

Source: https://youtu.be/26UYzkYXOpM

Read more here: http://mashable.com/2016/02/25/3d-printed-vertebrae-spine/#S4XSQHpuQkq6

Mobbs is certain the use of 3D-printing in medicine will increase exponentially. “There’s no doubt this is the next big wave of medicine,” he said. “For me, the holy grail of medicine is the manufacturing of bones, joints and organs on-demand to restore function and save lives.”

 

Japanese high school students hatch an egg without an EGG!

Article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3630643/How-grow-chick-egg-NO-SHELL-using-plastic-cup-cling-wrap.html

Questions:

  • Besides the cool factor, what are other uses of this technology?
  • What are some possible negative consequences that could result?
  • Are human beings playing God when we fiddle with nature like this?
  • What are some issues if we don’t push science to the limit?