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Someone finally notices Hannibal’s cannibal jokes.
Everybody wears their hunger and their haunt, you know? You just got to be honest about what can go on up here, a locked room….
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Heart surgery is an extremely difficult procedure. Even more so when the tiny anatomy of a small child is involved. When 14-month old Roland Lian Cung Bawi’s heart was failing him, his surgeon Erle Austin knew that he had to prepare meticulously for an intricate operation. Initially he consulted other surgeons, but this yielded conflicting advice. So Austin turned to 3D printing for help.
Using the facilities at the University of Louisville’s engineering school, Austin and his medical team produced a three dimensional model of little Ronald’s heart. Pediatric operations are difficult because the interior structures of a child’s organs are small and hard to see clearly. This model allowed the surgical team to come up with a precise plan to limit the amount of exploratory incisions, reduce operating time and prevent the need for follow-up operations.
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Fuck. This is important.
3D printers are turning out to be the biggest medical breakthrough I’ve heard of in a long fucking time
3D printers are turning out to be one of the biggest breakthroughs of any kind I’ve seen in my lifetime.
Neil deGrasse Tyson adds to history’s finest definitions of science in the second episode of his Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, reminding us that the art of not-knowing drives science. (via yourbrainiscute)