STEAM Saturday – Pig Heart Spacetime


STEAM Saturday
Pig Heart Spacetime
January 22, 2022

This time, STEAM Saturday looks at animal-to-human organ transplants, the curvature of spacetime, and a potential turning point in the battle against multiple sclerosis.


New York Times – In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig (Jan 10, 2022)
The breakthrough may lead one day to new supplies of animal organs for transplant into human patients.

Scientific American – In a First, an ‘Atomic Fountain’ Has Measured the Curvature of Spacetime [via] (Jan 17, 2022)
The atom interferometry technique uses the effects of time dilation to reveal subtle changes in gravity’s strength

Scientific American – Epstein-Barr Virus Found to Trigger Multiple Sclerosis (Jan 13, 2022)
The research could mark a turning point in the fight against MS


It’s Okay to Be Smart – A PBS Digital Studios science show hosted by Dr. Joe Hanson (Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology). 

Today I Found Out – Today I Found Out is a place to learn something new and interesting every day, brought to the internet by a host of various scientific contributors.


WIRED – Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.

Cheddar – Cheddar News feeds curiosity about what’s next with the latest in business news, culture, media, technology and innovation shaping our world tomorrow.


Practical Engineering – Grady Hillhouse is a civil engineer in San Antonio, Texas. His channel aims to increase exposure and interest in the field of engineering by highlighting the connection between the world around us and the energy, passion, and thought that goes into making it a nicer place to live.

Megaprojects – Megaprojects is a YouTube channel which goes into detail on the history about all of humanities greatest achievements and structures.


Insider – Insider is a global news publication that tells the stories you want to know.

Nick Zammeti – A woodturner and artist based in the United Kingdom, Nick Zammeti thrives in funky and creative projects fueled by a healthy love of pop culture, especially Back to the Future.

DIY Montreal – Marie is a DIY enthusiast and a self-taught amatuer woodworker who works out of her small garage shop in Montreal, Canada.


Smarter Every Day – Mechanical engineer and aerospace engineer Destin Sandlin explores the world using science in this series. He was one of three YouTube personalities chosen to conduct a one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama after his final State of the Union address. His secondary channel provides additional details and interviews to supplement his primary channel’s videos.


I Like To Make Stuff – Bob Clagett likes to make stuff, whether it be home renovations, fixing up a vintage car, or building an astromech droid.

Wendover Productions – Wendover Productions, run by filmmaker Sam Denby, is all about explaining how our world works. From travel, to economics, to geography, to marketing, and more, every video will leave you with a little better understanding of our world.

If you have any suggestions for STEAM Saturday, please leave them below in the comments. Thanks for stopping by. I hope that something inspired you to get out there and explore the universe.



STEAM Saturday is a celebration of curiosity and imagination through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, the very building blocks of the universe around us.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.


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