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US Congress Looks at Ways to Regulate Technology Companies
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US Congress Looks at Ways to Regulate Technology Companies

Several measures are being considered by the U.S. Congress to regulate technology companies in an effort to protect the public. Many American lawmakers have been critical of technology business operations and social media services. There is support among lawmakers to pass federal legislation to make additional rules for technology companies and for their business activities. Some U.S. states have already passed their own laws restricting the use of online services by young users. But there is still a lot of disagreement in Congress over what kinds of laws to pass. Tech companies have so far resisted federal efforts to regulate their business activities. This opposition has also made passing any new rules or guidelines more difficult. Here are some of the possible ways that Congress is co...
VR Technology Helps Doctors Successfully Separate Joined Twins
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VR Technology Helps Doctors Successfully Separate Joined Twins

A team of doctors has used virtual reality technology to prepare for an operation that successfully separated twins joined at the head. Virtual reality, or VR, is a computer environment designed to simulate real-life conditions and objects. People can use headsets or other electronic equipment to experience VR environments. VR technology was used by doctors in Brazil and Britain who were involved in the operation, or surgery, involving the joined twins. The twin boys are named Arthur and Bernardo. They were born in a rural part of northern Brazil in 2018. The two were joined at the head and shared some brain tissue. Doctors in Brazil had attempted to separate the boys in the past, but they were unsuccessful. Medical experts had advised the parents that performing further surgery would be...