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Science In The Extremes S2 • E4

Can We Perform Surgery in Space? - Science In The Extremes

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Published on Apr 11, 2018

Dr. George Pantalos and his team pioneer futuristic surgical tools for operations on astronauts and test them on NASA's zero-gravity plane.

Science In The Extremes ventures to the ends of the earth to bring you pioneering research and innovations that are advancing our civilization and broadening our understanding of the universe. Follow intrepid researchers as they plunge into the deepest parts of the ocean, trek across the arctic tundra, and explore the cosmos, because being a scientist isn’t just about being in the lab.

Experience intense, unique, and sometimes dangerous moments with scientists working in the field, as they explain first-hand the kinds of risks they take to find answers. There's so much more to being a scientist than being stuck in a lab. Watch every Wednesday for new episodes of Science in the Extremes.

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