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The American Red Cross declares a “National Blood Crisis” and requests immediate donations. Due to illness and bad weather, many blood drives were canceled this winter, leaving the organization with its worst shortage in over a decade. The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe shortage of blood donors. The organization declared its first-ever national blood crisis on Tuesday, citing the negative impact of the winter covid-19 surge on the blood supply. They’re now urging people who are eligible to donate as soon as possible. The covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the nation’s blood supply from the start. Since…

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The VFX Magic Cast Behind Loki’s Breakout Star, Alligator Loki, is Revealed ILM debuts a new visual effects reel for the TV show’s most impressive episode. I’m sorry to break it to you, but Alligator Loki—the breakout character of 2021—wasn’t a real alligator with an adorable Loki hat glued on. Instead, the Marvel TV series Loki was forced to call upon the best illusionists in the world, i.e. The show’s other myriad VFX, which, as this new video shows, was a great deal of work, were created by Industrial Light and Magic. These CG reels can be hit or miss,…

WATCH: An astronaut sneaks a gorilla suit onto the International Space Station and scares a colleague in a hilarious prank. AN ASTRONAUT once terrified a colleague by smuggling a full gorilla suit onto the International Space Station (ISS). Tim Peake, a British crew member, can be seen scrambling as he tries to flee the gorilla in a hilarious video. Scott Kelly, an American engineer, staged the whole thing as a prank. Mr Kelly ordered the suit to be launched into space on a resupply mission in 2016. He then went into a soft-sided storage container he was working on to…

Surgeons Transplant a Genetically Modified Pig Heart into a Human in a Medical First It was a last-ditch effort to save the patient’s life, but doctors are hopeful that the technique will help alleviate the organ shortage crisis in the future. In a groundbreaking medical achievement, a 57-year-old man is recovering in a Maryland hospital after receiving a genetically modified pig’s heart. “It was either die or do this transplant,” says the patient. “I want to live,” organ recipient David Bennett said the day before his surgery at the Maryland Medical Center on January 7. “I know it’s a gamble,…

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Could Have the Same Processing Power as a MacBook Pro M1. A 96W power adapter is expected to be required for the company’s first foray into VRAR. We can say with some certainty that Apple is working on an ARVR headset that will be released this year, but the details of this mysterious product are still a puzzle that is being pieced together one by one. Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst, may have just provided us with another link today, claiming in an investor’s note (via MacRumors) that the Apple headset will use the same…

The First Bob’s Burgers Movie Trailer Is Exactly What It Says It Is The animated series’ big screen debut is, well, wider… but it still looks like the simple show that fans love. We finally have our first look at The Bob’s Burgers Movie, four years after it was first announced, and I’m confident that fans of the long-running Fox animated series will be pleased with this first trailer. The aspect ratio is the only thing that has changed. If you’re wondering why Bob is selling burgers in front of the Wonder Wharf amusement park rather than inside his restaurant,…

The ‘Artificial Sun’ in China is now five times hotter than the real sun—here’s what we know so far. China’s artificial sun may soon outshine our own, according to reports that the fusion reactor in the country just got five times hotter, setting a new personal and world record. The New Record for China’s Artificial Sun EAST, China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak, has set a new world–or should we say off-world–record. According to the Xinhua News Agency, China’s artificial sun, known as EAST, reached a plasma temperature of 158 million degrees Fahrenheit (70 million degrees Celsius) for 1,056 seconds (17…

The New King Of Car Auctions Is Bring A Trailer Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “car auction” is a list of well-known names. Barrett-Jacksons or Mecums (Mecii?) are likely to come to mind first, well before any three-word website best known for making the cars you like completely unaffordable. While we gazed longingly at the auction list, like Dickensian orphans through shop windows, it appears that some people could actually afford the reserve prices: Bring a Trailer outsold Barrett-Jackson and Mecum last year. In fact, it outsold them all put together. Bloomberg compiled data…

A potent new superpower molecule has the potential to revolutionize science. Not only science, but also society, was revolutionized when scientists discovered and learned how to control it. Artificial DNA structures are now routinely created by scientists and the medical industry for a variety of purposes, including disease diagnosis and treatment. Now, an international research team claims to have developed a powerful supermolecule with the potential to revolutionize science even further. Nature Communications published the study. The researchers came from the University of Southern Denmark in Denmark, Kent State University in the United States, Copenhagen University in Denmark, Oxford University…

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