We talked to 'The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human' author Adam Piore about the future of medicine, technology, and performance-enhancement in sports.
Bionics are taking hold outside of straight-up medical needs. What are we so afraid of?
The electrode is part of a system that could help people with paralysis bypass their injuries and reanimate their limbs.
"You don't have to think about walking with this leg."
Joel Gibbard wants to make robotic prosthetics both functional and more widely available to amputees.
Where we're going, we don't need sidewalks.
Festo's eMotionButterflies use infrared cameras to fly like real bugs.
Some futurists think that in just decades, humans will sprint faster than horses, people will shoot guns with near-perfect accuracy using bionic eyes, and athletes will swim entire races without taking a breath.
Last year's marathon bombing cost 14 runners their limbs. Here's a campaign to give them the advanced prosthetics being developed at MIT.
Artificial skin that can sweat, grow hair, and morph into normal skin when transplanted into the body is on the horizon.