Doctors fly high for first ever operation in zero gravity
BORDEAUX, France (AFP) - French doctors are carrying out the world's first ever operation on a human in zero-gravity, using a specially-adapted aircraft to simulate conditions in space.
The team of surgeons and anaesthetists took off from Bordeaux airport in southwest France on Wednesday for a three-hour journey to remove a benign tumour from the fore-arm of a volunteer.
The experiment is part of a programme -- on course for completion next year with backing from the European Space Agency (ESA) -- to develop techniques for performing robotic surgery aboard the International Space Station or a future Moon base.
"The operation will pose no risk to the patient.
Its aim is to prove the effectiveness of new surgical and anaesthetic techniques carried out in conditions of weightlessness," according to a statement from Bordeaux University Hospital, which provided the medical team.
"This phase is essential before we can move ahead with developing the next stage when we will operate with a robot remotely controlled from the ground by satellite," it said.
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You know that the two Bolehnauts are doctors...
I rest my case here.
The ultimate muthaf**ka of all 'Cakap Tak Serupa Bikins' (pardon the vulgarity, Doc Mave).
First, the whole world was laughing at us when Jonathan Kent of the BBC reported that we're planning a gluttony feast in space.
Then, things started to die down when only the roti canai banjir can go in space.
Then the world community had their Malaysian laughter dose again when we still insisted on having a tea party in zero gravity.
And just yesterday, the biggest flip-flop-f**k to date. None of the cuisines are going to space after all.
Like what some would say to their children, I don't know whether to laugh or cry upon hearing this news.
Thank you all you tax-payers, for paying the money for MARDI to do the fruitless research of bringing these cuisines in space.
Majulah sains untuk negara.