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Steve Jobs Mobile Spied in Parking Lot of One Infinite Loop

Over are the days of Apple CEO Steve Jobs being assisted by mysterious men in black suits and the occasional helping hand from Jonathan Ive. El Jobso is now taking his own car to work, which leads me to believe that is recovery from liver transplant surgery is moving along just fine. At least now he has an excuse to ...

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Beck Stern’s Femur Is Not An ’80s Horror Flick

Meet Becky Stern. She’s pretty handy with some felt and a hot glue gun. She also had to have surgery performed on her leg to remove cartilage. Her doctor drilled holes into her bone, which is painful to type let alone experience first-hand. What’s a girl to do while recovering from the painful ordeal? Make a plush model of your ...

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Successfully Transplanted Tailor-Made Windpipe From Stem Cells

Claudia Castillo suffered from a tuberculosis infection which affected her bronchial tube making it collapse at the point where it entered her lungs. Facing a complete lung removal, Claudia instead went through a pioneering operation to have a new windpipe grown for her using her own bone marrow stem cells. Claudia, a native to Barcelona, has become the first person ...

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Orthopedic Technology Expands With RFID Implants

I manage to hurt myself multiple times throughout each given month, usually in places which are easy to fracture, such as the ankles or the wrists. Whether it’s due to clumsiness or completely accidental, the fact remains: I’m in pain. The good news is orthopedic firms are planning on using RFID implants to monitor a transplant’s performance while in use. ...

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Surgeon Robot Used To Make Origami

A Japanese surgeon demonstrates the precision of a DaVinci surgical robot with its ability to practice the art of origami. Dr. Norihiko Ishikawa of the Department of Telesurgery has the robot folding a crane no bigger than a penny using nothing but it’s robotic pincer-like hands. I’d gladly let this robot slice me open to deprive me of a kidney ...

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Cyborg Tales: Startup Using RFID Implants

Ever since some jackass got an RFID implant in his hand, every geek on the planet has been itching to get one. After all, if you could open your front door or turn on a CD player with the wave of your hand, wouldn’t you get the procedure done? Of course you would. Unless of course, the Mafia is going ...

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Robots Can Make Larry Look Like Moe

Larry Ludlow might not be completely bald, but if he ever wanted to sport Moe’s haircut, this robot is his ticket. Restoration Robotics of Mountain View, a California-based company, has created a robot that has the ability to perform hair transplant surgery quicker and less painfully than doctors. Once it’s plucked enough hair from your head using a hollow needle ...

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Need That Appendix Yanked Out? Pull It Out Your Mouth

No one likes having to go into a hospital for major surgery. I doubt that was the main reason for coming up with this new, non-invasive procedure that allows doctors to remove your appendix sans pain. It may be a little uncomfortable, but it sure beats having your guts cut apart. The procedure works as follows: A miniature camera and ...

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