Michael Bareev-Rudy never expected to have his finger implanted with a magnet. But in November 2015, the 18-year-old decided to embed a tiny magnet in his index finger at an event held in Dusseldorf, Germany. A crowd gathered to watch as a man in a smart grey suit and green surgical mask carefully sliced open the…
Seeking to “push the limits of what humans can do,” researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a wearable robotic limb that transforms drummers into three-armed cyborgs.
Last year we told you about Derby, a dog born with underdeveloped legs and paws. Tech firm 3D Systems designed a pair of prosthetic limbs for the Husky mix, but they were too short, and they also prevented Derby from being able to sit normally. A new upgrade now overcomes both of these limitations.
Inspired by bioluminescent organisms, the DIY biohackers at Grindhouse Wetware have unveiled their latest creation—a magnetically activated, LED-equipped silicone implant.
Like our brains, the human penis hasn’t evolved in tens of thousands of years — and that’s a real shame. Our favorite male body part is capable of so much more. In consideration of pending advances in science and technology, here’s what to expect with penis 2.0.
Wearable technologies like fitness trackers are becoming hugely popular, leading many to speculate about the potential for implantable technologies to augment human biology. The question that is often not asked however is: “How do we feel about living with technology on (or in) our bodies 24/7?”
Harvard scientists have developed an electrical scaffold that can be injected directly into the brain with a syringe. By using the technique to “cyborg”-ize the brains of mice, the team was able to investigate and manipulate the animals’ individual neurons—a technological feat the researchers say holds tremendous…
After suffering a horrific motorcycle accident, 23-year-old Jessica Cussioli was left without a large portion of her skull. Neurosurgeons in Brazil have now come to the rescue by performing the country’s first-ever transplant of a 3D-printed titanium skull.
A generation ago, getting a prosthetic limb fitted usually amounted to a having a heavy, nearly useless hunk of plastic and metal tacked onto your body. But bionic hands such as this one illustrate just how quickly that’s all changing.
This week's episode, "Edie's Wedding," is all about relationships. It's also the most brutally violent ep yet in season six. Coincidence? NOPE. Some spoilers ahead!
Meet Les Baugh, a double amputee from Colorado who lost both his arms in an electrical accident nearly 40 years ago. He's now entered into the history books by becoming the first person to ever receive two shoulder-level prosthetic arms that he can control with his mind.
A weary soldier in the distant future contemplates what he's made of his life—the path that he's chosen, the lives he's taken. But as he steps into battle ring one more time, he finds that his life is in for a drastic change.
Before the zombie craze, if you wanted to make a cheap genre movie with a decent shot of making your money back, you made a cyborg film. For some reason, audiences couldn't get enough of these combinations of man and machine, no matter how crappy they were. Here's the proof.
It's hard to believe that something as perfect as 1986's The Eliminators exists — just check out this section, where the cyborg hero removes his legs and turns himself into a tank, to escape from the top-secret evil facility where he was built. And then teams up with a roboticist, played by a young Denise Crosby.
Concept artist Yohann Schepacz has a great knack for depicting spacecraft and other advanced technology in the middle of desolate or untouched alien landscapes. He works at Eidos Montreal but also has his own design studio, OXAN. Check out some more of his astonishing concept art below.
The lyrical short film Auroras takes us into a neon-lit future where space elevators rocket people past the atmosphere, but the story at its heart is a familiar one: that of two lovers separated by circumstance, dreaming of the day they'll be reunited.
It's well worth checking out this five-minute short film, Mech: Human Trials. Not only has it been picked up to become a full-length movie (something there's plenty of scope for), but it's also packing enough excitement and cool ideas into five minutes to keep you rewatching and rewinding.
By modeling a circuit board on the human brain, Stanford bioengineers have developed microchips that are 9,000 times faster than a typical PC. Called Neurogrid, these energy-efficient circuits could eventually power autonomous robots and advanced prosthetic limbs.
The Paralympic Games are great, but what the technology-assisted athletes of the future really need is an event to call their own. Introducing Cybathlon 2016 — a championship for robot-assisted parathletes.