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Penguin Scope is a home endoscope for nervous parents

Not content with just googling your child's symptoms? The Penguin Scope, seen at CES 2015, lets you check out Timmy's ear infection at 30 frames per second.

By January 7, 2015


Stanford unveils high-res 'micro-endoscope' thin as hair

The ultrathin, single-fiber endoscope boasts four times the resolution of existing designs and could result in minimally invasive surgeries for studying the brain, detecting cancer early, and more.

By March 13, 2013


CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

A Chinese statue of the Buddha dating back to around 1100 AD is more than just a statue -- it's the final resting place of a Buddhist master.

By February 22, 2015


Tiny, maggot-like bot could kill hard-to-reach brain tumors

A light bulb goes off when a neurosurgeon sees plastic surgeons use sterile maggots to remove dead tissue.

By September 6, 2013


Olympus cuts forecast, denies SLRs are dead

Olympus is the latest imaging company to slash its profit forecast, reflecting a growing trend of consumers turning to smartphones rather than cameras.

By February 13, 2013


Crab dinner inspires cancer-removing robot

Researchers in Singapore create a robot that can remove early-stage stomach cancer, and it's all thanks to a chili crab dinner.

By February 3, 2012


Self-propelled gut camera swims in your colon

The Mermaid is a remote-controlled, self-propelled camera that can swim inside your guts to help doctors check for abnormalities.

By June 26, 2011


Remote-controlled capsule examines stomach

Researchers show their pill-size video capsule--which transmits images wirelessly in real time--is safe, well-tolerated, and feasible for gastric cancer screening.

By January 18, 2011


Turn an iPhone into a microscope for less than $5

Here's a fun project for children, students, and anyone interested in getting a bigger view of the smaller world around us. All you need is a few bucks and a few minutes.

By September 7, 2010


Video Scout: For surgeons or James Bond?

BC Tech releases a "medical camera with eyes" that's just 3 millimeters in diameter, features four LEDs, and has 400x400 resolution CCD streaming at 30 frames per second.

By January 11, 2010