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Scientists Wirelessly Power Super Miniature Implants Capable Of Travelling Through Blood Stream


The 1966 Sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage was something wasn't it? A shrink ray let a CIA agent and a pilot enter the human body to perform a life saving procedure to remove a clot. Miniature rays and pilots willing to get shrunk to get inside the human body are likely to remain in science fiction, but electronic implants, tiny enough to be able to travel through the blood stream, may become a common thing in the near future.

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Researchers Create Blood-Powered Hydroelectric Generator for Human Implant


Researchers in Switzerland hope to power pacemakers and other electrical devices with small turbines designed to fit inside a human artery, working like a blood-powered hydroelectric generator.

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