Maddie Larock

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Bionic Man

The Bionic Man<p>Browse a selection of technologies and interventions being developed by NIBIB supported researchers.<p>These advancements may one day …

Building a Better You? The Era of Trans-Human Technology (Op-Ed)

<i>Christopher Phillips is currently based at 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i in the Hawaiian Islands. He is involved in science, education and</i> …

Forget Robots. We'll Soon Be Fusing Technology With Living Matter

SAN FRANCISCO – The future has a funny way of sneaking up on you. You don't notice it until you're soaking in it. That was the feeling at O'Reilly's …

MIT Media Lab

Interactive Live Holography - From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Interactive Fiction

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers

Richard Van As was working in his home near Johannesburg, South Africa, in May of 2011, when he lost control of his table saw.<p>"It's a possibility that it was a lack of concentration," he says. "It's just that the inevitable happened."<p>The carpenter lost two fingers and mangled two more on his right …

Google is working on a top-secret successor to Google Glass

Mary Lou Jepsen has done everything from leading the One Laptop Per Child project to inventing a new kind of computer display, and now she’s sleeping just three hours a night as she races to build a top-secret successor to Google Glass. That’s what she told an audience at MIT’s EmTech conference on …

Wearable Tech

Scientists Recreate The Sense Of Touch With Direct-To-Brain Electrical Signals

These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.<p>We've seen some very cool prosthetic arms recently, including ones people are able to control—just as they control biological arms—with their thoughts. So what's one of the next great frontiers for …

The pill that might give you perfect pitch by altering your brain

Takao Hensch, professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University, believes that absolute pitch — the ability to identify or sing a specific note without any reference points — is a learned ability, normally only acquirable by humans in a "critical period" early in our lives. In the …

Improving the Human - Racecar Engineering

What is the racing driver of the future, is it man, machine or something which is a bit of both?<br>It has been suggested that the racing car of the …

'Signs Of The Near Future' Tumblr Reveals What The World Of Tomorrow Might Look Like

"I've been an innovation fan since... ever," Argentina-based designer Fernando Barbella mused in an email exchange with HuffPost. "New materials, mashups between living organisms and nanotechnologies, improved capabilities for formerly 'dumb' and inanimate things. There a zillion things going on …