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6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

Some people choose not to accept those limits.<p>Neil Harbisson was born without the ability to see color. Now, he can perceive more than 360 colors and even discern the infrared spectrum. Kevin Warwick, the U.K.-based cybernetics professor and author of "I, Cyborg," was the first person to implant a …

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Robotic printer paints portrait of artist in his own blood

It has begun: an artist has given a robot a taste of human blood.<p>Brooklyn-based Ted Lawson (website NSFW) has created Ghost in the Machine (blood robot selfie), a robotic printer that uses human blood as ink. Presumably any human blood would do, but for the purpose of his artwork, Lawson has used …

Gamers Reveal The Inner Workings Of The Eye

Crowdsourcing helps shed light on a half-century mystery.<p>The human retina allows the eye to follow the path of a moving object, such as a Ping-Pong ball in play. Neuroscientists have been toiling for 50 years to explain how, but they lack the processing power to map the eye’s neural network. (With …

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

<b>A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.</b><p>A group of cells developed into a thymus - a critical part of the immune system - when transplanted into mice.<p>The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, could pave the way to …

Google Glass inventor sees big things for the wearable in health care

SAN FRANCISCO — Google didn’t design its Glass wearable for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists and the investors who love them.<p>The”Augmented Humanity” panel at today’s Rock Health’s Health Innovation Summit spent much of its time on …