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  • Samantha Morris Posted on December 13, 2012 by Samantha Morris
    Remote Presence
    Robots are increasingly being used in hospitals to allow critical care physicians to be in two places at once.
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    Latest Update: July 29, 2014

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  • Egirl   Team Posted on August 31, 2012 by Egirl Team
    First Computer Program
    Ada Byron Lovelace, daughter of famous poet Lord Byron, published a paper in 1843 that predicted the development of computer software, artificial intelligence, and computer music. In 1834, Ada heard of Babbage’s ideas for a new calculating engine – the Analytical Engine. Ada suggested to Babbage a plan for calculating Bernoulli numbers with the Analytical Engine. This plan is now regarded as the first “computer program.”
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    Resource Added: August 31, 2012

    Latest Update: September 5, 2012

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  • Egirl   Team Posted on August 30, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Bionic Arm
    A team of five biomedical engineers in Edinburgh, Scotland created the first working bionic arm in 1993. The Bionic Arm also called the Edinburgh Modular Arm System, is packed with microchips, position-control circuits, miniature motors, gears, and pulleys. It rotates at the shoulder, bends at the elbow, rotates and twists at the wrist, and can grip using artificial fingers. The pulses then control each movement of a "new" arm.
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    Resource Added: August 30, 2012

    Latest Update: September 5, 2012

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