Japanese researchers have successfully grown a pair of kidneys in a laboratory. The kidneys have been transplanted into an animal and they have been verified as functioning correctly. This is the first step to growing such organs and transplanting them into a person.
A new material has been developed at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa physics department. The new material is incredibly light and it has been created from carbon with nanoscale pores and extremely low density. This carbon nanofoam is among the lightest materials ever produced, it may even be in the running for the world’s lightest human created material.