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New Technology Grows Organs From Salad?

Technology / New research has found that spinach leaves can be used as a scaffold for beating human heart cells. Researchers grew beating human heart cells on spinach leaves by perfusing them with a detergent solution, which stripped them of their plant cells. This proof-of-concept study suggests that multiple spinach leaves could be used to grow layers of healthy heart muscle that could one day be used to treat heart attack patients, the researchers believe.

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Glenn Gaudette, the study’s senior researcher and a professor of biomedical engineering technology at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts stated, “We have a lot more work to do, but so far this is very promising. Adapting abundant plants that farmers have been cultivating for thousands of years for use in tissue engineering could solve a host of problems limiting the field.”

The researchers also said they believe they could deliver blood and oxygen to developing tissues by pouring fluids through the spinach leaves’ veins. Joshua Gershlak, a graduate student of biomedical engineering at WPI and the study’s lead researcher stated, “When I looked at the spinach leaf, its stem reminded me of an aorta; so I thought, let’s perfuse [the fluids] right through the stem.”

The scientists said spinach leaves make a good scaffold because once the plant cells are washed away, a cellulose structure remains. The researchers wrote in the study, “Cellulose is biocompatible [and] has been used in a wide variety of regenerative medicine applications, such as cartilage tissue engineering, bone tissue engineering and wound healing.”

In addition to spinach leaves, the researchers also removed plant cells from parsley, Artemesia annua (sweet wormwood), and peanut hairy roots. The researchers said scaffolds from these plants, and perhaps others, could be helpful for other types of specialized tissue regeneration.

Although spinach leaves have many veins, making them a well-suited scaffold for heart tissue, other plans show promise for other medical uses. Namely, the “cylindrical, hollow structure of the stem” of the jewelweed plant could be used as a graft for an artery. Additionally, wood from trees “might be useful in bone engineering,” due in part to its strength, they wrote.

Plants such as these may provide economic and environmental advantages to the biomedical field. The scientists wrote, “By exploiting the benign chemistry of plant tissue scaffolds, we could address the many limitations and high costs of synthetic, complex composite materials.”

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New Technology Feature For Ipad Pro Artists

The iPad Pro is a new technology tool used for drawing when you are on the go. However, it is missing a lot of the pro software that artists need to complete jobs. Astropad, a company that is concentrated on making second-screen software for iPad to use with a connected Mac, is revealing Astropad Studio. It is a modern version of its new technology software that adds options that are customizable to Astropad’s screen mirroring features. This makes it a much more powerful alternative to pricey graphics hardware.

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Astropad’s modernized software offers full pressure sensitivity support for Apple Pencil and great visual fidelity. It works with a USB cable or connects to Wifi. Other apps offer comparable features. Duet Display would be the closest adversary to Astropad Studio. While that app does support Apple Pencil and pressure sensitive input, it is designed as another display to extend your desktop than Studio, which is surely concentrated on offering graphics pros tools designed to fit their specific needs.

These new technology features not only incorporate Pencil support and performance. It also offers quick customizable shortcuts and actions, combine touch input with pencil, and enabled via touch input. You can erase, for instance, just by adding taps to your workflow, and can customize these shortcuts to whatever you like.

Astropad Studio connects to your Mac and lets you select a part of your existing display to define as the interaction surface for use on your iPad Pro. A small disc icon on the iPad screen allows you to customize shortcuts and check for added commands. The commands available are awesome, like universal redo and undo combos, and an easy way to erase by easily leaving one finger on the screen and using the Pencil as you would normally. In practice, Astropad Studio is an adequate alternative to a graphics tablet.

The iPad Pro is tool used for drawing when you are on the go. However, it is missing a lot of the pro software that artists need to complete jobs. Astropad, a company that is concentrated on making second-screen software for iPad to use with a connected Mac, is revealing Astropad Studio. It is a modern version of its software that adds options that are customizable to Astropad’s screen mirroring features. This makes it a much more powerful alternative to pricey graphics hardware.

Astropad’s modernized software offers full pressure sensitivity support for Apple Pencil and great visual fidelity. It works with a USB cable or connects to Wifi. Other apps offer comparable features. Duet Display would be the closest adversary to Astropad Studio. While that app does support Apple Pencil and pressure sensitive input, it is designed as another display to extend your desktop than Studio, which is surely concentrated on offering graphics pros tools designed to fit their specific needs.

These new technology features not only incorporate Pencil support and performance. It also offers quick customizable shortcuts and actions, combine touch input with pencil, and enabled via touch input. You can erase, for instance, just by adding taps to your workflow, and can customize these shortcuts to whatever you like.

Astropad Studio connects to your Mac and lets you select a part of your existing display to define as the interaction surface for use on your iPad Pro. A small disc icon on the iPad screen allows you to customize shortcuts and check for added commands. The commands available are awesome, like universal redo and undo combos, and an easy way to erase by easily leaving one finger on the screen and using the Pencil as you would normally. In practice, Astropad Studio is an adequate alternative to a graphics tablet.

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Facebook has outperformed Wall Street’s expectations in eight of the past nine quarters. Investors are hopeful for yet another strong earnings report when the company discloses its first-quarter results after US markets close today.

Expectations?

Overall, tech stock analysts are anticipating $5.26 billion in revenue, which would represent a 49% increase year over year, and earnings of 40 cents per share, up 120% from a year ago.

Many top technology stock analysts say that The momentum driving Facebook forward hasn’t shown any signs of letting up. The company now has 1.59 billion monthly active users on the social network-1.04 billion of whom check the app everyday-not to mention 1 billion users on WhatsApp, 900 million on Messenger, and 400 million on Instagram. Two years after acquiring Oculus, it shipped its first virtual-reality headset in March.

The stock’s trading near an all-time high to boot and with assets like Messenger and WhatsApp, these projects still have huge potential in the long term. Virtual reality is also widely believed to be the next major computing platform

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It would seem odd to even think of a world that you can actually get “beamed up”. Similar to the Star Trek “mass transit”, that transportation method might not be that far from reality. According to William Shatner, a world full of the sci-fi technology we saw in Star Trek is “not that far-fetched.”

During a panel on the “plausibility of science fiction concepts” at Smithsonian magazine’s “Future Is Here” festival, the man better known for his role as Captain Kirk addressed the audience about how much of what we have seen from the Star Trek series may be “not so out of this world.”

“It’s not that far-fetched,” Shatner said. “Although a lot of the concepts in science fiction are absurd to our Newtonian minds, anything is possible because of the new language of quantum physics.”

But think about it…much of the high tech we saw in Star Trek so many years ago has already entered into our everyday lives in the 50 years since premiering:
Kirk’s communicator

Uhura’s bluetooth

Even the Enterprise’s automatic sliding doors seemed revolutionary

Now the importance of smartphones and automatic doors make these pieces of technology seem ancient. According to Shatner, the military has even based some of their vessels on the Enterprise’s design.

“The Navy did come in and look at some of the ergonomics of the bridge, and apparently copied it,” he said. “A captain of a vessel not too long ago [said] some of the bridge stuff on his ship was designed after what our designers had [done].”

But what about teleportation; one of the shows most famous means of transportation? Of course, we don’t currently have a technology that allows human beings to send eachother through space in a single instant, but Mr. Shatner seems optimistic that science is achieving even more advances in that realm of research.

“Can you transport all the molecules in a human being? Apparently, it’s impossible. Can you transport a replica of that person? Possible, but the amount of computer energy and space is overwhelming,” Shatner explained.

Technologically speaking, we’re still not done exploring the final frontier just yet.

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