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Walking, talking holograms have been a staple of sci-fi films since Princess Leia was magically brought to life in Star Wars.
Nanorobots on track to revolutionise disease treatment, making 1960s sci-fi movie a reality within a decade
The tiny robots are able to move within a patient’s body to treat tumours. A major challenge is how to make the tiny machines move against the blood flow.
The French tetraplegic man who has been able to walk again using a pioneering four-limb robotic system, or exoskeleton, said walking was a major feat for him after being immobile for years.
Researchers around the United States are studying virtual reality’s role in senior care in many ways, including to see if it can help improve elderly patients’ cognition, loneliness, help with mobility issues or to better detect the onset of dementia or other health problems.
When Amazon joined Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase last year in establishing a joint venture aimed at overhauling the US healthcare system, people could only guess as to what the three corporate behemoths had in mind.
Google said on Sept 6 that it was banning online ads for unproven medical treatments including most stem cell and gene therapy.
Artificial intelligence took three weeks to identify six substances that block an enzyme responsible for fibrosis and other illnesses, according to paper. But ethics expert warns it is ‘a long-term innovation with a complicated learning curve’ and developers and investors ‘should proceed with caution’.
Shouldn’t we have space colonies and a universal cure for cancer by now?
Inventor of ‘Robot Goddess’ says the technology has advanced to the point where it is now time to discuss the risks.
Juice is a one-foot tall canine wonder who has starred in dozens of Chinese film and television productions.