Mike Martin

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Prototypes

Bionic spinach, invisible barcodes and nanotube computers

This month's nanotechnology roundup includes artificially enhanced plants, a way to tag valuable oils, and transistors made from nanotubes<p>Collecting the sun<p>Sunlight provides us with an endless source of energy and there is little doubt future societies will need to rely, at least in part, on …

Bionic Plants use Nanotech for Supercharged Photosynthesis

Most people already understand what makes plants such an important part of the environment — by absorbing light and carbon, they’re able to …

Genetic Tricks Could Make Bionic Ears Hear Better

Scientists have devised a strategy they hope will one day make bionic ears even sharper. The idea is to make neurons inside the ear sprout new …

Amputee Walks With World's First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg in Chicago

After losing his lower leg in a motorcycle accident four years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has undergone experimental surgery to become the recipient …

Johns Hopkins University

Bionic Arm Gives Drummer 2nd Chance At Rocking Out

Meet drummer Jason Barnes. Jason lost part of his right arm in an accident, so Georgia Tech professor Gil Weinberg built him robotic prosthesis so he …

The World’s First Bionic Eye Implant Hits US Market Next Month

The world’s first bionic eye is set to hit the US market next month! The Argus II is a retinal implant that helps restore vision to patients blinded …

Chinese Man Builds His Own Bionic Hands from Scrap Metal After Losing Limbs in Explosion

Think you’re a pretty good do-it-yourself-er? Think again. The Daily Mail reports that after losing both of his hands and forearms in an explosion …

3D Printing

Bionic Titan Arm Wins 2013 James Dyson Award

The Titan Arm is a bionic exoskeleton that helps people recovering from an injury or stroke regain their upper-body strength. It augments the user’s …