Switzerland approves capsule-shaped euthanasia device for painless death in under one minute


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Switzerland has approved a machine that promises relatively painless death in under one minute. The machine induces hypoxia (absence of enough oxygen in the tissues to sustain bodily functions) and hypocapnia (a state of reduced carbon dioxide in the blood) by reducing the oxygen to a critical level in the capsule. It is designed as a coffin-shaped capsule, which allows the user to sit in it. The suicide machine is named 'Sacro'.