What will they think of next?
Headline of the day, I think, in today’s Standard –
Robot insects to remove organs via patients’ mouths
Evidently Lord Darzai (former health minister) has not been wasting time since leaving politics, and has been hard at work inventing “robotic cockroaches which crawl into patients’ bodies and remove diseased organs by dragging them back through the mouth … cockroaches are being used as a model because of their ability to walk in unstable environments … The main side effects are a sore mouth and an unpleasant taste from having the diseased organ pulled through”.
Seems like they will “be ready to perform on humans within five years” – so I think that’s the must-have stocking-filler for Christmas 2015 sorted out already!
The full story is here – Robot insects by Sophie Goodchild