Thursday, August 18, 2005

Internet laser surgery: Scientists in Australia have performed laser microsurgery over the internet on single cells in a laboratory in California.
In addition, the scientists were able to grab onto -- or "optically trap" -- swimming sperm in the California lab by operating optical-laser tweezers remotely from Australia. This was a particularly noteworthy accomplishment, because it demonstrated the amount of computer bandwidth (1 gigabyte/second) needed by the Australia and California research groups to observe and grab a fast-moving sperm with virtually no detectible delay in image transmission between the two laboratories.
Sounds like a great idea for a new video-game -- "Catch the Sperm"... (Via /.)