An experimental medical device called the Harpoon TSD-5 is proving its worth in clinical trials, repairing heart valves with perfect success—and without the need to perform open-heart surgery.
Apparently plasma knives, surgical instruments which have glowing, ionized gas as a blade, have passed Special Operations Command's field testing and evaluation stages. Great! Now how much longer until this tech can be used to make real lightsabers?
The vanity-saturated life of a Gizmodo writer means no scars, visible or otherwise, so this breakthrough procedure for appendicitis is a godsend for those among us who still have the vestigial organ. According to doctors who performed the operation in San Diego, a flexible tube is used to thread miniature surgical…