Ep. 19 Carbonite Freezing

Ep. 19 Carbonite Freezing

One of the most devastating moments in the Star Wars series is when Han Solo is frozen in carbonite.  He is unfrozen pretty easily in Return of the Jedi, but how would that work with our current technology?  We freeze human cells all the time, but is it possible to safely freeze and unfreeze an entire human body?  This is the question we tackle this week, and it takes us to some very interesting places.  We talk about Mr. Freeze, cryoprotectants, microwaved burritos, therapeutic hypothermia, and even zombies!

Link to Carbonite Freezing

Link to Fascinating Nouns Interview on Zombies w/ Dr. Cosentino

Real Life Examples

University of Minnesota Rewarms Organs

Therapeutic Hypothermia

Spaceworks hired by NASA to Study Stasis for Space Flights

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