Doctors first told the parents that it appeared to be a spider bite and prescribed antibiotics. But when the girl’s condition did not improve, her parents sought answers from a pediatric infectious disease doctor.
Systems like ReWalk, a battery-powered robotic exoskeleton that attaches to the legs and lower back, gives hope to those who are unable to walk. It contains motors at the knee and hip joints and sensors to help it adjust with each footfall. While wearing the device and holding two forearm crutches, someone with complete lower-limb paralysis can walk.
About 40 students and their parents attended the free course Sunday, where they learned about building robots and writing code. Students tinkered with circuits on a tiny motherboard. From there, they learned how to program their devices.
A group of prominent cancer doctors is planning an innovative attack on high drug costs, using clinical trials to show that many oncology medications could be taken at lower doses or for shorter periods without hurting their effectiveness.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA chose 12 new astronauts Wednesday from its biggest pool of applicants ever, hand-picking seven men and five women who could one day fly aboard the nation’s next generation of spacecraft.
Chief executive Tim Cook said promised updates to each of Apple’s operating systems — for the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, mobile devices and computers — plus some additional announcements that he promises will be “major.”
Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new “smart” home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.
Websites that run annoying ads such as pop-ups may find all ads blocked by Google’s Chrome browser starting next year.
The initial construction on the massive airplane Paul Allen has been quietly building in the California desert is complete, and the vehicle, which would be the world’s largest airplane with a wingspan wider than Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, was wheeled out of its hangar for the first time on Wednesday.
A U.S. spacecraft set to launch next year will make a series of unprecedented dives into the sun’s scorching atmosphere to see how the star works and what can be done to better predict space weather events on Earth, scientists said on Wednesday.