Even with all its flaws, living in the future is great. We have medicine, our grandparents would die, and small computers in our back pockets. Bigger than that, the kind of experiments that scientists only dreamed of in the past are now so achievable that we can see them on social media during our lunches. Yuri Yaniev, better known as the YouTube blogger Slivki show, delivered last month when he successfully snatched a puppy from a drinking glass.
Although the video is only ten minutes long, Yaniv explains that the test took three years to complete successfully – and brought more than the fair share of frustration. “In the space of three years, we’ve tried to hatch hundreds of eggs and thousands of chickens,” Yaniev explained in the video. “There have been many failures, but we haven’t tried to give up.” But it’s valuable; the footage he showed us is just great.
The clear “shell” allows visitors to develop the details of moving and surprising the chicken embryos. At first, there is nothing but a small heartbeat. Soon, we see something vaguely similar to a fetus. The details became more intense and we began to see eyes, limbs, and even a small chin. Within 15 days, Yaniev noted, we can see the face of the chicken’s ear is something that is obscured by a thrown or raised chicken feather. “I can’t believe we were able to capture such a beautiful shot of the development of the chicken embryo,” he said on the 12th day of the test. “It has almost doubled in just two days. The tail and side feathers have appeared. We can’t even imagine how complicated the process is before our eyes.
After the 17th day of development, the unchanged pup begins to need oxygen. Typically, air reaches the developing embryo through the shell, which carries it away. To recreate this, Yaniv set up a system to pump pure oxygen to the fetus. Everything seemed to be fine – until the 20th, disaster struck. “There was almost no Kusum left. We were almost certain that everything would work out, because there was less than a day left, “Yaniev said.” But then something happened and the fetus died.”
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