Archives for December 2012

Brain Surgeons Now Can Practice

Just as pilots can use flight simulators to practice for difficult missions before setting foot in a plane, now brain surgeons can rehearse challenging microsurgical procedures before making a single incision. Already in use at US teaching hospitals and soon to be available to practicing neurosurgeons, the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP) neurosurgery simulator … [Read more...]

Greenhouse Gas Turns Into Positive

Israel’s solar energy pioneer Prof. Jacob Karni isn’t a threat to Australia’s coal-burning industry. His aim, with the financial backing of an Australian firm, is simply to make the coal-burning industry less polluting by using energy collected from the sun. Karni’s NewCO2Fuels is first testing its technology in Israel, where the team is building a solar reactor based on … [Read more...]