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Dangling Window Washers Rescued From 1 WTC

Rescuers cut through skyscraper window to save both

(Newser) - Phew. Two window washers who were dangling from scaffolding around the 68th floor of One World Trade Center have been rescued, reports CNN . Incredible images showed the scaffolding tilted at a sharp angle with the two men inside. Rescuers got them out by cutting through a skyscraper window and pulling... More »

Scaffolding Gets Scientists Closer to Growing a Heart

Biodegradable frame supports stem cells, may pave way for creating whole organs

(Newser) - Scientists have developed a biodegradable scaffold on which heart tissue can be grown in the lab, possibly paving the way for the creation of whole organs, the Independent reports. In the meantime, the goal is to produce living patches for mending damaged hearts. The flexible polymer matrix ensures growing cells... More »

2 More Injured at Ground Zero Building

Scaffolding falls from structure where firefighters perished

(Newser) - Two New York firefighters were injured today by scaffolding falling from the Deutsche Bank building near ground zero, the AP reports. The incident came less than a week after a fire at the skyscraper across the street from the World Trade Center site claimed the lives of two other firefighters.... More »

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