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The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

US company Butterfly Networks has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and can be bought by anyone for $2,000 (¬£1,555).Its inventor, Jonathan Rothberg, claims it will have as much impact on healthcare as the stethoscope did 200 years ago.This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series. You can read the full article…

Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend of foe?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Apple executive Tony Fadell says the Swiss watch industry must adapt to a digital world. There are people at Geneva's annual watch show who would probably prefer to have an arm lopped off than wrap a smartwatch on their wrist.The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is where…

'I struggle to get by on universal credit'

Adele Shelmerdine has struggled since moving to universal credit last year.The 49-year-old Wirral resident had debts, and says the switch to the new benefits system left her suicidal.Now a debt charity has called on the government to take account of affordability when assessing claims.The Department for Work and Pensions said: "We understand the burden that…

Ford and VW agree alliance to build vans and pickups

Image copyright Getty Images Ford and Volkswagen have agreed to co-operate on the development of vans and pickup trucks in a bid to reduce costs.The two companies said they would also look into co-operating on developing electric and self-driving cars.Sales from the partnership will begin in 2022 and will boost profits from 2023, the carmakers…

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President of Kazakhstan visits pioneering Center of Tomotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, program managed by...

(Astana, Kazakhstan)Yesterday, August 29th, President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan visited a newly opened Center of Tomography and Nuclear  Medicine at the National Research Hospital in Astana the capital of Kazakhstan. Prime Minister...

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