Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128

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It’s time for Episode 128 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a stimulating retirement and nursing home, tiny scallop robots to repair our bodies, the worst loadouts possible in Team Fortress 2, and the rocky beginnings of Rocky Maivia! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128”

These Tiny Robotic Scallops swim through Blood and Eyeball Fluid to Repair You

Apparently for many years now, scientists have been trying to create microscopic robots that will swim through our bodily fluids and repair damaged cells and/or deliver medicine. A group of scientists from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems think they’ve FINALLY got it down with a design form of scallops that are so small that they can barely be seen by the human eye. These itsy-bitsy, tiny-winy micro-robo-scallops maneuver back and forth in order to swim through blood, eyeball fluids and other bodily liquids. The team of scientists believe that by mimicking the way an actual scallop swims would be an ideal method of movement, mainly due to several reasons. Continue reading “These Tiny Robotic Scallops swim through Blood and Eyeball Fluid to Repair You”

Get a 3D-Printed Jaw So You Can Eat Again

Remember children, if you do not take care of those ol’ chompers, you’ll have to live with badly conditioned teeth, gums, numerous surgical procedures and battling the evil disease of GIN-GA-VITIS!!!  Or…..you could always get yourself  a new pair of  the old incisors, canines, premolars, and molars from a freaking printer!! Last year, an 83-year-old woman in Belgium had her entire lower jaw replaced with a 3D printed replica.

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It Turns Out That Piranhas Are Pretty Chatty Creatures…

Man, quit being such a chatterbox.  SHUT UP!!! I believe that it has become common knowledge that piranhas (a.k.a, the Hannibal Lecter of fish) are nasty and vicious little creatures, but a group of scientists have published in the Journal of Experimental Biology that piranhas (in particular the “red-bellied” type) are able to talk and communicate with each other.  As a matter of fact, they use … Continue reading It Turns Out That Piranhas Are Pretty Chatty Creatures…

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