An Update

May 31, 2009

It has been a while since I last posted.  Here is what is new:

I found myself featured at work on Robots.net, and according to that article we will be in next month’s robot magazine.

Two weeks ago I sat in on and observed a prostatectomy surgery performed by Dr. Ashutosh Tewari at the New York Presbyterian Hospital with a Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.  It was a very interesting surgey to watch because it was not an open surgery, but one with five small port holes to minimize blood loss and recovery time from the surgery.  It was a very cool surgery to watch and the only one I have ever seen where I wore 3D glasses for most ofthe surgery.  The surgery is seen on a monitor and the images are captured by a high definition three dimensional camera.  Also because the robot tools are so small the precision with which the surgery is done is incredible.  If these things interest you watch some of the video’s on the website (not for the squeemish).

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Space Shuttles Need Love Too

May 10, 2009

On an entirely different toppic, I was thrilled to learn that NASA’s space shuttle Atlantis has a self destruct sequence, and that NASA is having fun practicing for space disasters check it out.

In case of an emergency, two space shuttle will hold hands, and when the emergency has subsided on shuttle will leave, waving goodbye,  and then the other shuttle would kiss itself good by and self destruct.  I think that two shuttles holding hands is an absolutely adorable idea.