Experts are researching the use of brain implants to treat medical conditions — but they can alter the way patients see the world in potentially dangerous ways

Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images Deep brain stimulation is a medical procedure that inserts an implant into the brain. This implant can alter neural activity, in an effort to treat neural dysfunction.  In the past, patients have experienced a change in perception and hallucinations with the implant in place.  If the implant can control a person’s behaviour to […]

Indian state offers free breast implants, hand transplants for the poor

The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu will now offer free cosmetic surgery, including breast implants, cleft lip surgeries and hand transplants to the poor. Authorities made the announcement Wednesday. “We have been doing surgeries to reconstruct entire breasts or a part for cancer victims,” head of plastic surgery Dr V Ramadevi said, as cited […]

Helmet hair dryer to ‘key’ implants: IFA Berlin reveals some of tech’s wackiest innovations

Published time: 3 Sep, 2017 17:06 Europe’s biggest tech trade show, IFA, is taking place in Berlin this week and alongside the latest industry developments, tech companies also unveiled some eye-catching, though odd, innovations. RT takes a look at some of the wackiest gadgets unveiled at the event. 1 Hair dryer hood This bizarre looking […]

Surge in Australian breast cancer cases linked to cheap breast implants

Published time: 27 Aug, 2017 19:35 A recent spate of breast cancer diagnoses among women in Australia has been directly linked to cheap breast implants. The country’s health regulators are examining a connection between the cheap textured devices and a growing number of cases of a rare blood cancer called anaplastic large cell carcinoma (ALCL). […]

Obama reportedly ordered implants to be deployed in key Russian networks

Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Maria Joner) In his final days as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama authorized a covert hacking operation to implant attack code in sensitive Russian networks. The revelation came in an 8,000-word article The Washington Post published Friday that recounted a secret struggle to punish the Kremlin for tampering […]

A Swedish rail line now scans microchip implants in addition to accepting paper tickets

SJ One Swedish rail line isn’t just tearing tickets, it’s also scanning microchips nestled beneath commuters’ skin. SJ, a state-owned rail line launched in 2000, recently announced that it would begin scanning the hands of people with certain biometric chips embedded in their skin to collect train fare. SJ estimates 200 people out of the estimated 2,000 […]

New WikiLeaks dump: The CIA built Thunderbolt exploit, implants to target Macs

Enlarge / One of these things is a CIA implant dropper. (credit: From an original image by Scott Ackerman) WikiLeaks today dumped a smaller subset of documents from its “Vault 7” collection of files from a CIA software developer server. Yet again, these documents are more important from the perspective of WikiLeaks having them than […]