Bionics

adam piore

Bionics, Gene Doping, and Brain Training: What's Next for Human Engineering in Sports?

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.
Patrick Hruby
4.17.17
CYBORGS

Human Enhancement is Happening Whether You Like it or Not

Bionics are taking hold outside of straight-up medical needs. What are we so afraid of?
Alexandra Ossola
3.24.17
Science

I Have a Computer Chip in My Brain That Reads My Thoughts

The electrode is part of a system that could help people with paralysis bypass their injuries and reanimate their limbs.
Ian Burkhart
3.24.17
Music

This Drummer Has Three Arms—Two Human, One Robot

Five, six, seven, eight.
Rachel Pick
2.17.16
News

This New Bionic Leg Makes Stairs and Slopes No Obstacle

"You don't have to think about walking with this leg."
Emiko Jozuka
6.9.15
London

The Open Source, 3D Printed Bionic Arm Needs to Get a Lot Cheaper

Joel Gibbard wants to make robotic prosthetics both functional and more widely available to amputees.
Emiko Jozuka
5.22.15
Goodbye Meatbags

Cyborgs I Have Loved

There's something sexy about being part machine.
Arikia Millikan
4.17.15
Culture

​In the Transhumanist Age, We Should Be Repairing Disabilities, Not Sidewalks

Where we're going, we don't need sidewalks.
Zoltan Istvan
4.3.15
Design

A Drone Butterfly Army Takes Flight

Festo's eMotionButterflies use infrared cameras to fly like real bugs.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.27.15
Sports

The New Bionic Sports of the Future Transhumanist Olympics

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.
Zoltan Istvan
7.17.14
Health

Boston Bombing Survivors Are Getting Cutting-Edge Bionic Limbs

Last year's marathon bombing cost 14 runners their limbs. Here's a campaign to give them the advanced prosthetics being developed at MIT.
Meghan Neal
4.21.14
Motherboard Blog

Scientists Created the First Fully-Functioning Bioengineered Skin

Artificial skin that can sweat, grow hair, and morph into normal skin when transplanted into the body is on the horizon.
Meghan Neal
1.31.14
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