Robotic Worms in Your Intestines

All matters of health and physical well being can be examined here.

Robotic Worms in Your Intestines

Postby Yogi » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:21 am

"A robot designed to crawl through the human gut by mimicking the wriggling motion of an undersea worm has been developed by European scientists. It could one day help doctors diagnose disease by carrying tiny cameras through patients' bodies. "


<a href="http://www.newscientisttech.com/article/dn9283-worminspired-robot-crawls-through-intestines.html">Read the Article</a>

How do you feel about this? Would you mind a picture taking worm crawling through your intestines?
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.
User avatar
Yogi
Big Kahuna
 
Posts: 3351
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:29 pm
Location: near Chicago

Postby Bedford » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:53 am

Hey, if it works, great. Something similar might be able to destroy the clogs in arteries which cause heart attacks. This is an excellent first step.
:teach: The Professor Penguin of Brainformation :GF:

<i>"This is the greatest concentration of talent and genius, except for those times when Bedford eats alone.”</i>-- JFK, were he alive today.
User avatar
Bedford
Holier Than Thou
 
Posts: 6055
Joined: Sat May 14, 2005 3:26 pm
Location: Sunnyside of Louisville

Postby StVandal » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:21 am

Sounds like a fun time to me!
When am I going to get my laser eye attack-bots, though?!
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
User avatar
StVandal
Stone Cold Crazy
 
Posts: 4472
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:30 pm
Location: Seattle

Postby Silke » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:43 pm

it is better than what they DO use for sending in cameras these days...
Superstition brings bad luck.
User avatar
Silke
Stone Cold Crazy
 
Posts: 2239
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:13 am
Location: X-Winterland

Postby pilvikki » Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:57 pm

i hope they're all soft....
User avatar
pilvikki
Holier Than Thou
 
Posts: 5802
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:42 am

Postby Silke » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:53 am

... they'd be too small for you to notice anyhow.. :P
Superstition brings bad luck.
User avatar
Silke
Stone Cold Crazy
 
Posts: 2239
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:13 am
Location: X-Winterland

Postby StVandal » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:56 am

I want robot worms in my intestines!
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
User avatar
StVandal
Stone Cold Crazy
 
Posts: 4472
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:30 pm
Location: Seattle

Postby mdkilmer » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:54 pm

Maybe they could equip your worns with death-ray eyes.
.
<b>"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."</b>

...Albert Schweitzer
User avatar
mdkilmer
Stone Cold Crazy
 
Posts: 1937
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:18 am
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Postby StVandal » Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:19 pm

I'm pretty sure that I don't want my robot intestine worms to have death-ray eyes.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
User avatar
StVandal
Stone Cold Crazy
 
Posts: 4472
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:30 pm
Location: Seattle

Postby Silke » Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:02 am

... but not a 100% ?

Well in that case, we'll give the death-rays benefit of doupt just this time.
Superstition brings bad luck.
User avatar
Silke
Stone Cold Crazy
 
Posts: 2239
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:13 am
Location: X-Winterland


Return to Health

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron