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Someday, every piece of a person will be replaceable

Yes, even your naughty bits.<p>In the past half decade, medical science has made tremendous advances in reproductive organ transplant techniques. In the span of just four years, we've seen the first successful penile transplant, the first child born from a transplanted uterus, and as of Monday, the …

Immune System

First Look at McFarlane Toys' Mass Effect: Andromeda Action Figures - Toy Fair 2017

Releasing this summer.<p>McFarlane Toys' new Mass Effect: Andromeda action figures were on display this weekend at Toy Fair 2017, and we got an up-close …

Ghost in the Shell's Tachikoma Robots Under Development for Use in Customer Service

Half-size models on display in Shibuya I.G. Store<p>Two years ago, the Ghost in the Shell Realize Project launched with the aim of recreating aspects of …

Comment on This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games by Booperkit

I agree somewhat. Also stating that it will be free ‘like Google’ is a bit silly too. People pay to access the Internet and for the hardware they use …

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TOYING AROUND: "Suicide Squad," "Batman v Superman," "Captain America: Civil War" & More!

Blockbusters in the making based on comic books produced a metric ton of collectible news this week between DC Collectibles’ “Suicide Squad” statues, …

Comics

Captain Marvel Premium Format Figure Coming Soon From Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles has announced a Captain Marvel premium format figure, based on the present-day design by Jamie McKelvie, which debuted in Kelly …

Captain Marvel

REALLY Nice Art: Golem by LRNZ coming from Magnetic in February

Magnetic Press continues its strong slate of Euro comics releases with GOLEM by the Italian artist known as LRNZ:<p><i>Set in a future, post-Eurozone Italy</i> …

Building the Modern 'Bionic Man' Is No Longer Sci-Fi

Innovation<p>The nuclear-powered limbs and implants that made crippled test pilot Col. Steve Austin a bionic superhero in the 1970s television series "The Six Million Dollar Man" would cost a lot more than that today — most likely five times the cost.<p>Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistic tools, the …

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

Diomedes Kastanis Contributor<p>Diomedes Kastanis is VP of the Chief Innovation Office at Ericsson, supporting advancement of the company’s technology vision and innovation.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Productive mobility is poised to give business a virtual boost<p>As a driver of technical innovation …

Humanoids Announces “The Tipping Point” Anthology with International Powerhouse Lineup

Cover art by Enki Bilal<p>Touting it as “the first truly international graphic novel”, Humanoids announced a brand new anthology named <i>The Tipping Point,</i> …

Cover Art

Get Ready to Live a Long, Long Time

Two of the leading scientists at the edge of the medical revolution believe that our life expectancy could start creeping up toward the triple digits.<p>…

Meet The Most Powerful Force In The Star Wars Universe: The Man Who Makes The Toys

We spoke to Hasbro’s Star Wars design director to discover how the most anticipated toy line of all time is created.<p>When I was a kid growing up, Christmas day meant one thing: more <i>Star Wars</i> toys. I couldn’t get enough of those beloved 3 and 3/4-inch Kenner action figures. Luke Skywalker in Jedi …

Ways to think about cars

Cars are going to change a lot in the next few decades. Electricity on one hand and software on the other change what a car is, how it gets made and …

13 scientific breakthroughs inspired by nature

Biomimicry, the field of science that takes direct R&D cues from nature's own solutions, has provided us with breakthrough materials, inspired developments in robotic locomotion and informed new medical techniques. We've even gotten introspective and looked at our own biological functions in order …

Biomimicry

TOYING AROUND: Many Minimates, Arty Avengers & More!

The collectible world gave us looks at everything from the very first “iZombie” action figure to one of the most terrifying Leatherface toys of all …

Comics

The Lexus Hoverboard Is Real…and Looks Very Difficult to Ride

Get ready to be amazed. Lexus has made good on their promise, following up their much hyped teaser announcement made over a month ago with a full …

The Lexus Hoverboard: The Story

Hoverboards

Square Enix Play Arts Black Widow Comes In From the Cold

I'll admit, when Square Enix hinted the Black Widow would be joining its Marvel Variants line, I was a bit concerned. The Variants line is filled …

Comics

Hot Toys Look Great. Here's How They're Made.

Hot Toys makes some of the most realistic collectible figures you can buy. If you’ve ever wondered about its process—or even how to get a job …

LEGO Exoskeleton Is Like A Tiny Pacific Rim

Now if we can just scale it, we’ll be able to kick those Kaiju’s asses.<p>Danny Benedettelli has built a LEGO model and exoskeleton that lets him …

The Life and Untimely Death of Technology's Weirdest Logo

In 1988 Timothy Wilkinson, a British designer at frog design in Silicon Valley, was tasked with creating a logo for the biggest peripheral maker in …

Logitech

Issue #2 of Fiera Magazine: A Textbook Lesson in Indie Publishing

The second issue of <b>Fierra</b>, the biannual magazine covering product and furniture design fairs, is now available, and it’s a real treat. Designed by …

Review: Island #1

Growing up, I remember watching the <i>Heavy Metal</i> movie, and felt guilty as if I was watching a dirty movie at different points. It had some mature …

Graphic Novels

Ales Kot, the writer taking comic books to mindbending new dimensions

Comics and graphic novels,Books,Marvel,Science fiction,Fiction,Culture,Illustration,Art and design,Protest,Publishing,Comic-Con,O Brother, Where Art Thou?<p>He has only been in graphic storytelling for three years, but already the Czech-born writer has produced several influential series for the …

ThreeA Toys SDCC 15 Reveals

ThreeA has long been crafting original figures and collectibles based on the art and designs of co-founder Ashley Wood, but in recent years, the …

Comics

MATT HAWKINS Explores Dark Underbelly of Utopia With SYMMETRY

Credit: Image Comics / Top Cow<p>Contrary to what you see in comic books and movies, not every possible future is an apocalyptic hellscape. In the …

SDCC 2015: Hasbro's Marvel Figure Reveals

SDCC ’15: What’s In A Page Panel w/Hanuka, Steinke, McCloud, & Yang Breaks Down Secrets

A great comic book let’s your brain relax and enjoy as you take in each page of the story. You’re not trying to figure out which panel to read next, …

Graphic Novels