Abstract: A multi-rotor system for providing air thrust is disclosed comprising at least one multi-rotor assembly. The multi-rotor assembly comprising at least two rotors rotatable about a common axis wherein the outer radius of a first rotor, is substantially similar to the inner radius of the second rotor. An airborne vehicle is also disclosed that is adapted to perform vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL). The airborne vehicle comprising at least two multi-rotor system disposed substantially symmetrically around the center of gravity of the vehicle.
Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided including identifying a subject as suffering from a disorder of an organ of the subject. In response to the identifying, a shaft is inserted into the organ, not via a natural lumen of the subject. Using a laser beam emitted from a distal portion of the shaft, a portion of the organ is ablated. A vicinity of the portion of the organ is cooled by introducing a fluid to the vicinity, and, subsequently aspirating the fluid therefrom, the introduction and aspiration of the fluid being performed via the shaft, while the shaft is inside the organ. Other embodiments are also described.
Abstract: A method of long bone strengthening and a composite implant for such strengthening. Also disclosed is a kit for building a composite implant in-situ in long bones. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, the implant comprises a plurality of rigid tensile rods, in matrix of cement and surrounded by a partially porous bag.
Abstract: This invention concerns an improved multiple biopsy gun to collect tissue samples having a housing and an axially elongated cutting needle and stylet extending from the housing, wherein the housing contains a driving mechanism which propels the stylet and the cutting needle forward in sequential fashion to capture two or more tissue samples, without the necessity to reload the biopsy gun or to remove the biopsy gun from the target site between biopsies.