Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Indian engineers create artificial heart ... inspired by cockroaches!

Indian bioengineers are developing an artificial heart based on that of a cockroach. It promises to be much cheaper and more reliable than models used today.

Its fail-safe mechanism is its many blood-pumping chambers. Humans only have four and when one of them fails, it leads to a fatal cardiac arrest. The artifical heart though has 13 chambers which, just like the cockroach, can keep pumping healthily if one breaks down. More...

See also:

  1. The man who lives with 50000 spiders!!!
  2. 7 year-old-girl has SIX organs removed for operation!!!
  3. D'Zhana Simmons, the teenager who lived without a heart for 4 months...
  4. Girl eating a praying mantis!! WTF!

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