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From Science Fiction To Reality: The Dawn Of The Biofabricator

Science is catching up to science fiction. Last year a paralysed man walked again after cell treatment bridged a gap in his spinal cord. Dozens of people have had bionic eyes implanted, and it may also be possible to augment them to see into the infra-red or ultra-violet. Amputees can control bionic limb implant with thoughts alone.

Kid Gets Awesome New Bionic Hand, Reminds Us Not Everything Is Garbage

The stock market is tanking, North and South Korea are on the brink of war and a cartoon character from a dystopian future is the most popular candidate for US President at the moment. But don’t despair. While most things are garbage, there are some things in the world that aren’t. Like this adorable kid who just got his own high-tech bionic hand.

Scientists Use Graphene To Make Bionic, Super-Powered Plants

A team of chemical engineers and biochemists has managed to change how plants work. Well, to be exact, they have made plants work better by embedding carbon nanotubes into the plants’ leaves so that they absorb more light. Put simply, they have created bionic plants.

Welcome To The Age Of The Bionic Superbug

Like a silent bionic army, the era of the cyborg has crept upon us. Or so a group of reviewers said recently when they evaluated where the science of cyborgs has led.

How Close Are We To Building A Full-Fledged Cyborg?

The dream of the cyborg is coming true at an exhilarating rate. As humans gets better and better at making machines, we keep attaching those machines to our bodies to make ourselves better humans. It seems at times that the only question left is if we can put a human brain in a robotic frame. Actually, it’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when.

Science Has Literally Built Luke Skywalker's Robotic Hand, Touch And All

Amputees may one day regain actual feeling thanks to DARPA and researchers at Case Western University, who have created what we thought was once only possible in science fiction. As apart of DARPA’s Reliable Neural-Interface Technology (RE-NET) program, CWRU’s flat interface nerve electrode (FINE) system has demonstrated that it can provide enough sensation to give amputees the ability to feel their way around, just like Luke Skywalker.

How Computers Of The Future Will Be Wired Directly To Your Brain

A brain-computer interface is a nice thing to dream about, but it’s not exactly around the corner. We are always getting closer, however. Newly developed carbon microthreads could serve as the long-lasting kind of brain implants you’d need to be able to mind-control computers.

A Bionic Hand Is The Ultimate Bluetooth Accessory

The i-Limb bionic hand has always been a favourite around here, and it keeps getting better. Today, Touch Bionics announced that they’ve enhanced their incredibly capable prosthesis with the i-Limb Pulse. It’s got better gripping action, thanks to Bluetooth-enabled software.

The iPad Vs Alien Apocalypse

I’m not sure how to respond to this other than: I can only hope that the iPad destroys us all, painfully. [xkcd]

Sensor Armour Transforms Pitchers Into Finely Honed Machines

With any sport, the more exhausted you become, the more prone you are to injury. In baseball, this is especially a problem for pitchers. But a new shirt can track a pitcher’s form in real time.

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