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Industrial

Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR)
Perhaps the biggest driving factor behind the use of robots in surgery has been the ability to reduce extremely invasive procedures, which often require lengthy recovery times, prolong pain and discomfort, and leave large scars. With the help of robotics, we can design minimally invasive procedures, transforming surgeries that once required large incisions (and hours of work) to relatively small and straightforward processes. While robots aren’t yet perfect — they still require the steady hand of a skilled professional — new developments like the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) are upgrading the possibilities of self-driving medical robotics.
18th February 2020 by Prof.(Dr.) Sa... 0 Comments
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Healthcare

3D Printing: Game changer for organ or tissue repair
3D printing technology has enormous potential in healthcare due to its ability to be customized. Customization can dramatically reduce surgery times and medical expenses. Currently, the largest applications are 3D-printed scaffolds or prosthetics (orthopedic implants) and medical devices, such as dental implants and hearing aids. The game changer for 3D printing will be in human tissue printing: printed livers, hearts, ears, hands and eyes, or building the smallest functional units of tissues, which can lead to the fabrication of large tissues and organs. This can be used as surgical grafts to repair or replace the damaged tissues and organs.
18th February 2020 by Prof.(Dr.) Sa... 0 Comments
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Governance

Australia can “democratically” move to a 2050 Zero Emissions Target
Our nations' democratic will is being held hostage by a minority group of politicians. This is putting our future national wellbeing at risk. The Prime Minister “Morrison is saying he won’t make a commitment when its consequences are not grasped by the public” (Paul Kelly, The Australian, 18/2/20). There is a way of the public being well informed over, and grasping the consequences of, a 2050 Zero Emissions Target: A Citizens Jury – transparent, informed and deliberative! (The UK and French governments have already engaged such processes for their citizens.) Ask your local federal member to support such action!
18th February 2020 by Glenn Barnes 0 Comments
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17th February 2020 by Prof.(Dr.) Sa... 1 Comments
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Agriculture

Fake penguins convince real ones to move to safer habitats
BirdLife South Africa is working to create new colonies of penguins at quiet beaches in Cape Town by using decoy penguin sculptures.Most seabirds breed in colonies and will only do so if they feel safe. The decoys fool birds into thinking that other birds are already breeding thereAfrican penguin numbers have been on a decrease over the last 60 years and the West Coast of South Africa have suffered the most. They have seen an over 60% decrease in the last 20 years due to decreases in the availability of their preferred prey, which is sardines and anchovies.www.goodthingsguy.com/environment/decoy-penguins-new-colonies/
17th February 2020 by IdeaSpies 1 Comments
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17th February 2020 by andrewcrawfor... 1 Comments
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