According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 422 million people in the world suffer from diabetes. It is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by high levels of blood sugar, which can lead over time to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and ne
On International Day of Older Persons, the UN estimates that there are nearly a billion people in the world aged 60 or over, which is equivalent to 13 per cent of the global population. They expect that figure to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100.
According to media reports, a Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology on a patient 3 000 km away. The doctor implanted a neurostimulator into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease.
Advances in self-driving technology are expected to grab the headlines at the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS, pictured above) which begins this week. The technology has progressed in leaps and bounds over the last year, partly thanks to more complex analytics algorithms.
Swimming pools have drawn huge crowds as temperatures in the northen hemisphere have often exceeded 35°C this summer. While grateful swimmers splash about in the chlorine, a number of electrical devices are used behind the scenes to make sure the water is clean and safe.
It may not rival the FIFA World Cup in the public imagination just yet, but the international tournament that has just wrapped up in Montreal plans one day soon to become the showcase for the world’s best soccer players.
Robots are not only making agriculture more efficient, but also they are having a beneficial impact on the environment. A solar-powered weed-killing robot, for example, will help farmers cut down on the need for herbicides and genetically modified crops.
When disaster strikes, whether in the form of an earthquake or a production plant going up in flames, the actions and decisions of first responders can affect directly the number of lives saved. But how well can anyone prepare for a situation without actually experiencing it? The answ