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Comments on PAAL Artificial Lung And Blood Pump Under Development
'George Walt's corporate existence proved the workability of wholly mechanical organs...'- Philip K. Dick, 1964. (Read the complete story)

"Take a look at this cool project from 1967:


(To the stars - or your heart)
Courtesy of the National Heart Institute and the Atomic Energy Agency, and in a story relayed by Shelley McKellar in journal Technology and Culture, two parallel projects between 1967 and 1977 were attempting to design a nuclear powered artificial heart. Using essentially the same radioisotope thermoelectric generator engine technology that powers NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover, a mechanical heart may be made to power the human body for many years without swapping out the batteries. But plutonium-238, sadly, has other uses such as terrorism, making the thought of such devices a pipe dream for today’s future.

"
(Bill Christensen 3/26/2013 8:25:16 PM)

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