Using pneumatic pistons and servos to power robots makes them fast and strong, but also bulky and extremely heavy. No one is going to mistake ATLAS for a real human being. To eventually create humanoid-looking robots like the Terminator we need to mechanically replicate every part of the human anatomy—starting with…
The quick and dirty route to gaining strength is to take some kind of anabolic steroid. These drugs actually trick the body into building up muscle mass and endurance — but they can also age you far beyond your years.
Kate Pfeilschiefter adds an illustrator's touch to the anatomy drawing she created for a biology class. There's a mystical touch to her noble stag, but the way she outlines the muscles only add to the creature's majesty.
Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris have discovered that certain stem cells can stay alive in human corpses for at least 17 days after that person is declared dead. What were we saying the other day about the difficulty with defining death?
Scientists gave injured mice stem cells to boost their recovery. The treatment worked unbelievably well - in days, the rodents' muscles grew back twice as big as before, and they remained super-strong for the rest of their lives.