A donor heart beating in a mechanical system which keeps it warm, oxygenated, with nutrient enriched blood pumping through.
in the end
i want my heart
to be covered
in stretch marks–
An aircraft with a lace-like structure may not seem like the best way to fly, but it is one of a range of radical ideas about how we may travel in the future.
A model of the aircraft, designed by Airbus, was shown off at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh.
Taking inspiration from the human skeleton, the design is both strong and relatively lightweight.
This means it could, in theory, drastically reduce the fuel costs of flying.
The European company said the aim would be to 3D print the composite material that would make the structure.
The concept aircraft was created by a team of structural engineers at Airbus. (via BBC News - TEDGlobal: Visions of the future of flying)
Views of the Adult Human Skull
Top: Front and side views
Bottom left: Lower surface (underside) of base of skull, displaying the bony hard palate (upper palate), zygomatic arches, and foramen magnum.
Bottom right: Upper surface (interior) of base of skull, displaying foramen magnum, sphenozygomatic beam, and temporal beam. The beams are critical supporting structures contributing to the strength of the skull.
A Series of Engravings, representing the Bones of the Human Skeleton. Edward Mitchell and John Barclay, 1819.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus is held in the centre of the frame, its polar geysers visibly sending water out to the left. Tethys moves behind it. Photographed by Cassini, 6 June 2006.
If it speaks to your heart, allow space for that.
The human eye is a bit more complicated than we first thought. Scientists have discovered a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye. The findings could dramatically improve surgeries that involve corneal grafts and transplants.
Named the Dua Layer after the professor who discovered it, this new layer is located at the back of the cornea between the corneal stroma and Descemet’s membrane. Although it’s just 15 microns thick, it’s incredibly tough and strong enough to withstand one and a half to two bars of pressure.
Aztec skull with mosaic inlay of turkois, shells and mother-of-pearl, Mexico.
On the forehead of the skull a snake has been depicted. Probably this person had a special connection to the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, the feathered snake. Mixtec craftsmen were very skilled in the art of making mosaics -only a few objects of their work remain.