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The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives
There are no hospitals in space. The closest E.R. is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by?

The NASA Biocapsule—made of carbon nanotubes—will be able to "diagnose" and instantly treat an astronaut without him or her even knowing there's something amiss. It would be like having your own personal Dr. McCoy—implanted under your skin. It represents one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of medicine, and yes, it'll work on Earth, too.
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One of the primary threats in space is exposure to high levels of radiation. When astronauts travel beyond Low Earth Orbit (i.e., to the Moon or Mars), they are at risk of acute radiation exposure from "solar particle events," sudden releases of intense radiation from the sun, which can damage bone marrow and wipe out someone's immune system. That's where the NASA Biocapsule kicks in: It could be filled with cells that sense the increased levels of radiation and automatically disperse medicine to help the body compensate.

http://gizmodo.com/5882725/the-miraculous-nasa-breakthrough-that-could-save-millions-of-lives/
Edited by exzacklyright - 2/8/12 at 8:06pm
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Put nanotubes in me, make me HAPPY!
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So... we can have something that could just make thc inside your body? lol i have no idea how you can program a nanotube but sounds cool as heck, and if it can automatically treat illness i would get one. GO NASA!
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I'm going to be old and sprung. Sweet.
    
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Nasa making useful things all the time! first my bed, and now this!
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One step closer to my nanosuit
500x_nanosuit_0008.jpg
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One step closer to my nanosuit

Made me laugh and i spilt tea on my keyboard because of it. redface.gif
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Guys, please leave politics out of this. We are NOT a political forum. I don't know how many times we've had to bring this up...
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Wait, then can we use this to prevent HIV/AIDS/STDs?
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Guys, please leave politics out of this. We are NOT a political forum. I don't know how many times we've had to bring this up...

What the hell 5entinel?!

I wrote something about Metal Gear Solid, why was it deleted? It has nothing to do with politics!
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