Most of us would be shocked and afraid if a doctor told us we needed brain surgery. But imagine how much calmer you'd be if you could get inside your skull to navigate the path the surgeon will take? Technology can now make that happen. VOA's Carolyn Presutti takes us to the Stanford Medical Center in Silicon Valley to see how virtual reality can get patients into their own heads.
As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case about privacy and technology, Los Angeles, California, is becoming a city that is ever more connected. From cell phones to televisions to refrigerators, more devices are being connected to the Internet. L.A. wants to use the prevalence of these "smart" devices to help the city run more efficiently, turning it into a city of the future. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has the details of the project and the security and privacy implications of a more connected city.
A small number of U.S. hospitals are now offering surgery to replace lymph nodes lost in cancer treatment. The new nodes are aimed at alleviating pain and discomfort by draining the fluids that cause limbs to swell up. Faith Lapidus reports.