(NBC) – Advances in medical technology allowed surgeons in the United Kingdom to remove a woman’s brain tumor while she played the violin.
Dagmar Turner, a patient at King’s College Hospital in London was able to play her instrument while doctors operated just on the other side of a drape, removing a tumor from her brain.
Turner is a 53-year-old professional musician who was diagnosed with a large brain tumor in 2013 after suffering a seizure during a symphony performance.
US researchers have warned that the availability of sex robots with artificial intelligence (AI) poses a growing psychological and moral threat to individuals and society.
They say the technology is escaping oversight because agencies are too embarrassed to investigate it.
The scientists want action to prevent the unregulated use of such robots.
Dr Christine Hendren of Duke University told BBC News that “the stakes were high”.
“Some robots are programmed to protest, to create a rape scenario,” she said.
“Some are designed to look like children. One developer of these in Japan is a self-confessed paedophile, who says that this device is a prophylactic against him ever hurting a real child.
Supergiant star Betelgeuse has been getting dimmer at an unprecedented pace over the past few months, leading some astronomers to wonder if it might be in the process of the collapse that precedes a supernova explosion. But there are other possible explanations, and we should have a better idea of what’s happening to the massive star by the end of the month.
Veteran Villanova University astronomer Edward Guinan has been watching Betelgeuse for decades andthat the star appears to be “the least luminous and coolest yet measured from our 25 years of photometry.”
The software tycoon Bill Gates has commissioned the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht, in a £500m signal of his belief that investment in new clean technology is the best way to cut carbon emissions.
The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that the retired 64-year-old is behind the construction of a cutting-edge vessel by the Dutch superyacht specialist Feadship.
The custom build is based on blueprints for the 112-metre design “Aqua” publicized last year at the Monaco Yacht Show by the Dutch marine architects Sinot to draw environmentally sensitive billionaires. It said the plans took “inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner”.
#DeleteFacebook It’s lame— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 8, 2020
Elon Musk has taken another swipe at Facebook.
Responding to a Twitter post by actor Sacha Baron Cohen calling for Facebook to be regulated over its content, the Tesla founder tweeted over the weekend, “#DeleteFacebook It’s lame.”
Baron Cohen asked in his post why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was allowed to “control the information seen by 2.5 billion people,” when regulators would not permit one person to wield the same power over water or electricity supplies.
INCREDIBLE new footage shows robots delivering food to people trapped inside a quarantined hotel in China — as coronavirus continues to claim lives. In desperate efforts to stop the deadly virus, more than 200 tourists were housed in the isolation point in Hangzou, east China.
A video taken by the guests staying there shows the robot stopping in front of doors as people come out to take food from them