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The development of an economical artificial heart is only a few transient failures away.

Does " is only a few transient failures away" means "if we overcome a few transient failures, we will get success in the development"?
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Yes, kind of. It means 'after we overcome a few failed efforts along the way we will eventually succeed'. The idea is that it will not take too long to succeed.
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Yes. It means they know will learn from a few more failed attempts and soon be able to succeed.
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