Via Satellite

In a world first, surgical teams in NZ and Australia have successfully completed a trans-Tasman kidney operation using state-of-the -art digital conferencing technology. The procedure itself took place in Christchurch, where a team of doctors led by Peter Davidson worked under the electronic supervision of David Nichol, of Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital. Davidson: “This will be an advantage to surgeons in this part of the world, where we are remote from other western countries … [Now] we can have world experts involved in operations that we are performing in real time.”


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Weta Digital Tech Sale has 1.65 Billion Special Effects

Weta Digital Tech Sale has 1.65 Billion Special Effects

Unity Software, a 3D game-development platform, is expanding its VFX footprint in a big way with the US$1.625 billion acquisition of the technology division of Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Weta Digital,…