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Old September 10 2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Another sci-fi trope becomes reality

http://www.technewsdaily.com/17202-v...-bleeding.html

Instant wound healing is such a familiar concept to us trek and sci-fi fans.

now a 20 year old student invents a gel that does just that!

Amazing!
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Old September 12 2013, 04:19 AM   #2
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Re: Another sci-fi trope becomes reality

That's bacta, which is Star Wars crap.
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Old September 12 2013, 05:10 AM   #3
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Re: Another sci-fi trope becomes reality

Can it grow kidney?
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Old September 12 2013, 05:38 AM   #4
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Re: Another sci-fi trope becomes reality

I'm just glad this isn't another transparent aluminum thread.
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Old September 12 2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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Re: Another sci-fi trope becomes reality

gturner wrote: View Post
That's bacta, which is Star Wars crap.
It's irrelevant what franchise it reminds you of.

What matters is whether it works.
About that - was it published? Where? Peer review?
It's been 2 months since march - as per the link.
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Old September 12 2013, 02:54 PM   #6
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That's bacta, which is Star Wars crap.
It's irrelevant what franchise it reminds you of.
George Lucas raped my childhood, and I'd rather not be reminded of it.

*shudders to remember how Padme died of post-partum depression because the medical droids were too stupid to try Valium or something*

Perhaps I'll be approving if the researchers can figure out how to put the substance in a hypo-spray and apply it directly to a wound instead of making seriously injured patients swim in it while wearing an oxygen mask.

What matters is whether it works.
About that - was it published? Where? Peer review?
It's been 2 months since march - as per the link.
*spins conspiracy theory about Band-Aid brand and Johnson & Johnson, perhaps involving the entire suture industry*

There can be long delays in publishing, especially if the peer review feedback is asking for more data.
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Old September 13 2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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Re: Another sci-fi trope becomes reality

Maybe these breakthroughs will prove a little more useful
http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/08/bet...and-other.html
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Fi...solid_999.html
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Re...tures_999.html
http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/09/sta...le-energy.html

NSWRs http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...?topic=27962.0

Nice big asteroid nearby
http://www.universetoday.com/104554/...iday-the-13th/


This might be a nearby source of a lot of volitiles
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Un...comet_999.html

--the amount on Don Quixote represents about 100 billion tons of water-roughly the same amount that can be found in Lake Tahoe, California's.

And no lunar gravity well to deal with. HERE is your depot. I would have thought this thing would have been as dry as a bone after all this time--this close to the sun.

Sadder news, GOCE, the hot rod of space, is faltering
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Sp...Earth_999.html

Dammit--this is what spacecraft should look like: http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/...ssion_of_GOCE4

not BFI dumpsters with washerboards on sticks...

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