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The Bionic Age Is Here — Helping People Walk, See, Hear, Breathe — And Creating The First "Superhumans"

It's no longer a distant dream or a sci-fi fantasy. The bionic age is here.<p>So many firsts:<p>The first bionic eye, from California's Second Sight.<br>• The first bionic body suits, for consumers and soldiers, from companies like ReWalk and Ekso Bionics.<br>• Even those trapped inside bodies that can't move or …

Infant Possibilities

Babies’ genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?<p>When Kira Walker was born, on June 13, 2013, her parents and doctors knew she might have health issues. Her mother, a recovering heroin addict, had …

Robotic Exoskeleton Turns Korean Workers Into Ironman

This suit helps out with the heavy lifting<p>The South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering is trying out something new: equipping workers with robotic exoskeletons. Workers are only testing prototypes for now, but future shipbuilders might strap on exoskeletons as easily as they …

A Full-Metal Dress for Electric Exhibitions

Shocking fashion.<p>Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht has taken fashion to a shocking new level: She recently donned a custom-built metallic dress and zapped herself with nearly half a million volts of electricity. The stunt came about when she met ArcAttack, a band that makes music with giant Tesla …

Invention Awards 2014: A Powerful, Portable, And Affordable Robotic Exoskeleton

Lift an extra 40 pounds with little effort<p>Surviving a stroke or debilitating injury is often the start of a very long ordeal. Physical therapy can be slow and strenuous with no guarantee of recovery. Robotic exoskeletons can sometimes provide the support a ravaged body needs to heal—and strength …

Atlas Stumbled: Why Humanoid Robots Are Still A Brilliant, Bumbling Mess

When the six-foot-two, 330-pound humanoid robot falls, no one is surprised. In part, that’s because this is what Atlas does. Like the nearly identical Atlas models loaned out to other teams competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, and the ones that have lost their footing on camera in the past, …

The 530-pound Exosuit is a submarine you can wear

Scientists are now using the suit to study glowing fish 1,000 feet below the surface<p>The six-and-a-half foot tall, 530-pound aluminum suit looks like something out of an action movie. In reality it has an entirely different — and more intriguing — purpose. Come this summer, scientists will be using …

Bionic ears: let's hear it for cochlear implants…

Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver's head something extraordinary is happening. …

A Pacemaker Powered By Heartbeats

We heart this idea<p>A pacemaker’s battery needs to be swapped out about every five to eight years, requiring surgery. Engineers are now working on a device that converts the mechanical energy of a beating heart into electrical energy and could last indefinitely. A prototype tested in farm animals has …

A New Material For Night-Vision Contact Lenses

The material is based on graphene.<p>Nobody has made night-vision contact lenses yet… but here's a glimpse at how that technology might work, if it ever comes to be.<p>University researchers have created a super-light, super-thin material that detects infrared light. Infrared includes the wavelengths of …

From the archive, 26 November 1831: The origins of Frankenstein

Many and long were the conversations between Lord Byron and Shelley, to which I was a devout but nearly silent listener. During one of these, various philosophical doctrines were discussed, and among others the nature of the principle of life, and whether there was any probability of its ever being …

Listen: Dan Stevens reads Frankenstein

Watch Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens discuss his latest reading of Frankenstein and why he loves the Mary Shelley gothic novel<p>Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has recorded the first ever audiobook of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and we have a sneak peak of the recording process to celebrate …

The Machine Indie Movie Trailer Mixes Blade Runner, RoboCop And Frankenstein (video)

If you enjoy a good sci-fi movies this new indie movie called The Machine ,might be worth a watch and will be launching on theatre screens in March …

Book News: Cache Of Letters From 'Frankenstein' Author Found

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>A British academic stumbled upon a trove of unpublished letters written by <i>Frankenstein</i>author Mary Shelley, who was the daughter of women's rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft and the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe …

Drury Lane does its best with 'Frankenstein' monster

So you have to hand it to director William Osetek and the Drury Lane Theatre. They've gone a long way toward rehabilitating Mel Brooks' “Young Frankenstein” musical which, on Broadway in 2007, was a $20 million dog.<p>As he proved a couple of years back with a knockout production of “Monty Python's …

Frankenstein Meets the Bible

Mary Shelley's <i>Frankenstein</i> was published in London in the early 1800's well after the Jewish legend of the Golem-creature who protected 16th century Jews in Prague Although there are some differences between the story lines, the similarities between Frankenstein and the Golem are striking: For …

Marcel Theroux's 'Strange Bodies' eerily updates 'Frankenstein'

Marcel Theroux takes identity theft to a new level in "Strange Bodies," a literary science fiction novel as entertaining as it is thought-provoking and disturbing. The author of four previous novels, Theroux was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the U.K.'s Arthur C. Clarke Award for …

Victor Frankenstein Character Analysis: Frankenstein Novel | The Art of Manliness

Victor Frankenstein does not get much attention in popular culture. It is Frankenstein’s creation – a nameless monster (often mistakenly called …

Competition heating up as students hunt for summer jobs

Aliya Noorani, a fourth-year business student at the University of Calgary, is on the hunt for a summer job – and the competition is fierce.<p>The 21-year-old, who aspires to a career in marketing, says good grades aren't enough to impress.<p>"You have to really show them who you are. You can't just say …

Beyond human: How I became a cyborg

When writer Frank Swain joined the ranks of the cyborgs, he discovered that it meant losing control of a part of his body. In the first of our Beyond Human series, he explores why enhancing the senses raises surprising personal and ethical problems.<p><i>Listen: What does red or green sound like? In the</i> …

Prosthetics: Meet the man with 13 legs

From robotic legs to laser arms, the owners of artificial limbs are no longer content with only one replacement, as Frank Swain discovers.<p>When Jozef Metelka gets up in the morning, one of his first decisions is which leg he’ll be wearing that day. After losing his right leg in a motorbike accident …

Will we ever… cryopreserve our organs?

Imagine if doctors could dip into freezers and take their pick of kidneys, livers or hearts for life-saving operations. Here’s why it’s so hard to achieve.<p>Should you ever need a new kidney, a replacement heart or another vital organ, you won’t exactly be spoilt for choice. That’s because when it …

What happens to prosthetics and implants after you die?

Millions of prosthetics, breast implants, and pacemakers now exist – so what happens to all these augmentations when their owners die or no longer need them? Frank Swain investigates.<p>Under the watchful eye of the prison guards at Metro Davidson County Detention Facility, half a dozen inmates in …

How to Edit Your Own Writing

Like most newspaper reporters, I got into the biz because a) I love writing and b) I'm pretty good at it. But it's a sobering profession. You file …

How To Make Your Posts Stand Out on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn: The Complete Guide to Social Media Formatting

Social media is a crowded place. You need every competitive advantage possible to stand out.<p>Luckily, giving your social media posts a little …

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