It is hard to fathom how many advances have been directly inspired by science fiction. Smartphones, robots, the Internet, helicopters, bionic eyes, and rocket ships were all described by science fiction authors before they become a reality. 52 more words
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If you’re like me, you might have set some professional goals for the summer – books you have been meaning to read, technology you wanted to learn, etc… If you’re also like me, you may be in a bit of a panic right now because none of those things got accomplished. 388 more words
Brainspace is a quarterly magazine for kids aged 8-14 that is published in Canada. U.S. Subscriptions are also available (about $30 for 4 issues).
The magazine topics in the issue sent to me for review ranged from dinosaurs to speaking French to whether or not you can get sucked out of an airplane toilet (not likely, it turns out). 363 more words
Minimally invasive surgery represents one of the main evolutions of surgical techniques aimed at providing a greater benefit to the patient. However, minimally invasive surgery increases the operative difficulty since the depth perception is usually dramatically reduced, the field of view is limited and the sense of touch is transmitted by an instrument. 111 more words