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Researchers find the help of spinach leaf to grow human heart tissue

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A team of scientists have transformed spinach leaves into beating human heart tissue after primarily unfolding the idea during their lunch time.
The researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts wanted to develop a solution for widely prevailing organ donor shortage.
After understanding it’s difficulties to reproduce veins, the group determined to use the existing system already in place to use a spinach leaf by replacing spinach cells with human heart cells. Time reports.
"To be able to just take something as simple as a spinach leaf, which is an abundant plant, and actually turn that into a tissue that has the potential for blood to flow through it, is really very very exciting," said researcher Glenn Gaudette, the head of the WPI lab, in a video about the work.


The team published its pioneered finding in the journal Biomaterials. As engineers used soap to leave only the structural leaf supports, they replaced the spinach with the heart tissue that  "co…

Bitcoin stays ahead of Gold price even though volatile

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While ounce of gold is priced at $1,228, the digital currency, Bitcoin has hit above $1,290.  A number of factors have been driving the two essential commodities. Low rates have helped gold as investors to choose U.S bonds and if Fed boosts rates, bonds are likely to become attractive. Meanwhile, the demand for bitcoin has driven prices higher.

As gold and bitcoin appear as the best for investors, it could also provide as security in times of crisis.  But they are also certain major differences - the precious metal is a physical (tangible) asset that has been popular for hundreds of years. On the other hand, Bitcoin was introduced only in 2009 and is entirely short-lived.

Charles Hayter, CEO of digital currency comparison website CryptoCompare, stated that there's no direct correlation between their price. "The truth is that bitcoin is its own asset class in its own right and does fare well in times of uncertainty," he says. Bitcoin can be exceptionally volatile: Its value fe…

Tesla plans big for Model 3 Electric car

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An year ago, Tesla unveiled its current electric car, the Model 3, and Elon Musk provided a glance at an almost-final version of the vehicle.
Musk published a  short video to Twitter as "release candidate version" of the Model 3 and also clarified that the Model 3 is not a successor to the Model S and he stated   "Model 3 is just a smaller, more affordable version of Model S with less range & power & fewer features," and clarified that the "Model S has more advanced technology." "Am noticing that many people think Model 3 is the 'next version' of a Tesla, like iPhone 2 vs 3," he says "This is not true."




Unveiled on April 1, 2016, the Model 3 was priced at $35,000 initially, making it Tesla's most affordable model. At that time, Musk stated that the base version of the Model 3 would go from zero to 60 miles an hour in less than 6 seconds and take a drive up to 215 miles on a single charge.
The electric five-seater car acc…

Google plans to streamline and replace GChat with Hangouts soon

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In the process of streamlining its services, Google is replacing Google Talk (Gmail Chat or GChat) with Hangouts on June 26. For many Google users, it's easier to start video conferences. According to Google, people will be able to continue one-on-one chats, and it's time to rely on Hangouts through Gmail and the Hangouts site.  Although people use instant message apps like Adium and Trillian, Google is diminishing its support for an industry standard chat system known as XMPP, that most instant programs rely on. A spokesman of Trillian stated that the writing appears to be on the wall for interoperability substitute instant messenger apps.

"This is unfortunate: Google was unique as the operators of a federated and open instant messaging network boasting significant market share, and we are always disappointed to see the industry move in the direction of walled gardens," Spokesman says. If you are worried about Google's few messaging options, know that there'…

Work-in-Progress ahead for Google Pixel 2

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Google has always released a phone with a bigger screen prior to the Google Nexus 6P. Users have seen it occurring in Nexus 6, Nexus 5 and Nexus 4, but now its slightly different with the Nexus 6P.  The latest Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch screen, the Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch panel while the Nexus 6 has a bigger 5.96-inch screen. It is also stated that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are being with the code names Muskie and Walleye. 


With the release of the first Android O developer preview, Google is expected to release four different developer preview builds of Android O before the official release is announced later this year.  Chainfire, XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer, announced that he started working on gaining root access to Android O DPI quickly. Within 24 hours of release, Chainfire announced that he was able to gain root access to Android O, and said there were some bugs to resolve before any release is done. 


The preliminary work-in-progress root solution for both t…