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This Robot Surgeon Is Outperforming Human Doctors

This Robot Surgeon Is Outperforming Human Doctors

Imagine you needed a life-saving operation. Would you choose an experienced, human surgeon to perform the procedure or a robot? According to Dr. Peter Kim, vice president of the Sheikh Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, the machine might be the better choice. Dr. Kim is specifically thinking of STAR (which stands for smart tissue autonomous robot), a robotic surgeon. The machine uses adv... »

One day soon mechanical hearts could replace our flesh and blood ones

One day soon mechanical hearts could replace our flesh and blood ones

Back in 1982, Barney Clark became the first person to live without a human heartbeat when he had the Jarvik 7 artificial heart implanted in his chest. Since then, thousands of others have joined him, but none have been able to permanently live with an artificial heart. But someday (possibly soon), science will develop artificial hearts that beat as well as our own flesh-and-blood ones, according t... »

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