• Duke neurosurgeons test Hololens as an AR assist on tricky procedures

    Duke neurosurgeons test Hololens as an AR assist on tricky procedures

    One of the several things that makes brain surgery so difficult is that the brain isn’t transparent. So if you want to get at something deep inside, you either have to peel off a few layers or make an educated guess based on other imagery. But augmented reality may offer a third way. Read More

  • Robot surgeon outperforms human colleagues doing same procedure

    Robot surgeon outperforms human colleagues doing same procedure

    It’s another victory for the machines: a robotic surgical system outperformed humans and robot-assisted human operators in a soft-tissue procedure, bringing us that much closer to automated medical care (and the robocalypse). Read More

  • Video: Japanese doctors use iPad during surgery

    As we all know by now, the iPad can be used in many ways, and we know it’s a hit product. The Japanese seem to embrace the device, too (it came out in that country a few days ago). And for some strange reason, Japanese doctors in particular love the iPad. Last month, we reported about one living in Fukuoka in Southern Japan who x-rayed his device and posted a picture on his blog. Read More

  • U.S. bionic eye recently tested successfully in Europe

    I bet we’ll start to see more and more of these types of stories in the next two to three years. Apparently two British men have received successful eye operations that have restored their sight. I saw another story on a 60 Minutes-type show (might have actually been 60 Minutes) about a guy in Colorado (maybe it was California) that got a similar operation and then wondered if he was… Read More

  • Pointifying your ears enhances attractiveness, music?

    Looking for a little extra attention from Mom and Dad? Dr. Lajos Nagy, plastic surgeon to the stars dorks, performs pointy-ear plastic surgery to "not only enhance the attractiveness of the face, but also improve the experience of listening to music." Apparently Dr. Nagy has performed the surgery on thousands of ears in the New York City area and is planning to offer the same surgery… Read More

  • Technology Marches Forth: Better Breasts on the Horizon

    Dear All the Strippers I’ve Paid Before: I’m sorry, but I’m not a boob guy. I’m thinking maybe i’m not into your boobs, that I’m a butt guy. Now I’m not saying it’s your fault, but it could be that some of your boobs look way fake. I’m a science nerd, and they look like Neptune and Uranis: almost the same size, globular, and far away from… Read More

  • Dude Gets Thumb Surgery For iPhone, Totally Fake

    When I first read about Thomas Martel, I thought he was the biggest moron on the place of the planet and many of you agreed. Maybe he was doing it for the publicity or maybe he really needed to have this thumbs shaved down, who knows. I really wanted to kick this guy’s ass, though. What’s the point? The screens are crapping out and you wouldn’t be able to text on it anyways. Read More

  • Dude Gets Thumb Surgery For iPhone

    This is about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of. Some dude named Thomas Martel got thumb surgery so that it’d be easier for him to use his iPhone. Now although Tom could argue that he’s a tall guy and therefore needed the surgery, it’s still not worth slicing skin for the sake of using a phone. The procedure was done by making a small incision into both thumbs… Read More