IBM's Watson computer may have made headlines beating human opponents on Jeopardy, but it's got a new, less glamorous job ahead of it: making medical diagnoses.
It's Healthy Week at Syfy, and I know what you're thinking: "I'm already healthy, I don't need any advice from you!" Fortunately, your body is good for lots more than just keeping you alive. Here's a list of 9 ways you can modify your body to be even more useful, from bionic implants to portable power generators.
Right in time for lunch comes Animated Anatomies, a gallery released by Duke University of "anatomical flap books." Think pop-up books for children, just for doctor's with iron stomachs.
How small can video cameras get? Very small, it turns out. This medical camera from Medigus is apparently the world's smallest, and at 0.99mm wide, I believe it.
We are living in the future. Proof: a factory in Germany has a bunch of robots making skin with the aim of using it in transplants in humans.
Bad news, dudes: researchers in Japan have just made fertile mammalian sperm in a petri dish. That's once less reason for women to keep our asses around.
This is fantastic news! A team of scientists at Harvard University and MIT have created a $200 scanner gizmo that can detect cancer in one hour. How life-changing is that?
As DVICE readers already know, 3D printing technology can do some amazing things. Now, the medical community is looking to add another trick to that repertoire: printing skin and body parts.
Well, this is amazing: a new medical technique to treat burns involves spraying the affected area with the victims own stem cells, which results in major burns healing in a matter of days.