Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are testing a robot that could help patients connect with their doctors—remotely. Via an Interlink link, doctors can control the robot's movements, seeing and hearing exactly what's going on, patients see an image of the doctor on a computer display mounted to the robot. The manufacturer, InTouch Health, says the robot will augment interactions between patients.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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