‘Virtual lens’ could replace endoscopy

For many people – including this one – the prospect of an internal examination with an endoscope would be concerning to say the least, writes Tim Gillett. Technology that could one day obviate the need for invasive visual examinations would be a boon for many; not least, I would imagine, for the medical staff that are tasked with carrying out …

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Tech to get your teeth into

Even as a grizzled old hack, I occasionally learn a new word, writes Tim Gillett. This week’s mot nouveau is biomimetics – defined on Wikipedia as ‘the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems’. Probably the most obvious example of this is the early study of birds and flying mammals …

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