Baltimore, MD - March 1st - Surgeons at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center operated on 38 year old Doug Varse on Friday to replace the most organs to date on anybody, according to the Non-Associated Press.
Led by Dr. Joseph Calhoon, the team of 45 doctors operated for 30.5 hours to replace Varse's heart, lungs, stomach, large and small intestine, liver, spleen, pancreas, tongue, bronchial tubes, kidneys, bladder, gall bladder, esophagus, lymphatic system, as well as a bone marrow transplant. According to Calhoon, Varse has had multiple issues with all his organs for most of his life.
Sources say that Varse was recovering well on life support and in a coma. Doctors wouldn't comment on how long it could take for him to recuperate.
New Device Can Map Location of All Your Other Devices
Toms River, NJ - July 25 - Blatent Technologies, Toms River, NJ, has announced the July 25th public release of a device, with an internal receiver and device detection circuit, which will display the location of every other type of device that is programmed into it.
The device was unveiled at the only ever Device Detection Convention, on the boardwalk at Asbury Park. During the course of the event, the device detected 400 cell phones, 127 PDAs, 95 laptops, 43 GPS devices, and 3 pacemakers, according to company sources.
Featuring a 3 inch LCD and internal antenna, Device Finder is powered by a Li-Ion battery that is charged by solar energy obtained from electrodes embedded in the screen. The concept was conceived by Dr. Martin Linchisky, Ph.D, President and co-founder of Blatent Technologies. "Device Finder can detect the electronic signature of 97.5% of all other electronic devices. An infrared beam is used to map its surroundings, and then an image is generated with the locations of those devices represented."
"The only downside," Linchisky added, "is that it cannot detect itself, nor others of its kind." In a press statement, the company said that a solution to that issue is being worked on, and will be integrated into an updated model expected to go into production next year.