Tiny 'Nanoneedles' Could Help Your Damaged Organs Repair Themselves

In a trial involving mice, an international team of researchers used microscopic "nanoneedles" to coax the body into generating new blood vessels. Applied to humans, the technology could eventually be used to get organs and nerves to repair themselves. » 3/30/15 1:40pm Monday 1:40pm

How We'll Finally Put An End To Organ Donation Shortages

The waiting list for organ transplants is growing at an alarming rate while the number of potential organ donors has failed to keep pace. Encouragingly, scientists are working several high-tech solutions in the field of regenerative medicine. We spoke to the experts to learn how organ shortages will soon become a… » 2/02/15 11:00am 2/02/15 11:00am

The First Person To Ever Receive Two Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arms

Meet Les Baugh, a double amputee from Colorado who lost both his arms in an electrical accident nearly 40 years ago. He's now entered into the history books by becoming the first person to ever receive two shoulder-level prosthetic arms that he can control with his mind. » 12/19/14 12:21pm 12/19/14 12:21pm

A Quadriplegic Woman Used Her Mind To Move This Robotic Limb In '10D'

For the first time ever, a quadriplegic woman has used her thoughts to move a robotic hand across 10 degrees of freedom. The remarkable system allowed her to pick up a variety of objects, including skinny tubes and oddly shaped rocks. » 12/18/14 6:40am 12/18/14 6:40am

3D Printing Has Turned This Canine Into A Cyborg

Meet Derby, a Husky mix born with underdeveloped legs and paws. To help, tech firm 3D Systems has printed a pair of prosthetic front limbs that now allow him to outrun his owners. » 12/17/14 7:30am 12/17/14 7:30am

The Coming Age Of Cyborg Animals

Wearable tech like fitness bands and GPS trackers are all the rage, and our pets are starting to use them, too. These tools can help us monitor and track our companion animals. But these devices are also changing our pets' capabilities and how we interact with them. We've entered the age of cyborg animals. » 12/08/14 11:00am 12/08/14 11:00am

This Incredibly Advanced Prosthetic Is Powered By Robotics Technology

Borrowing from the same technology that allows modern bipedal robots to walk, researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have developed powered prosthetics that allow amputees to walk on a moving treadmill almost as fast as an able-bodied person. » 12/05/14 7:20am 12/05/14 7:20am

The U.S. Army is now testing its lightweight warfighter exosuit. The assistive devices could significantly reduce soldiers' risk to injury and improve battlefield performance. The exosuit, which can cut a wearer's exertion level by 25% when carrying a 100 pound load, could be ready as early as 2016. » 12/03/14 7:00pm 12/03/14 7:00pm

Mind-controlled Exoskeleton Opens World Cup, But You'd Never Know

Talk about dropping the ball. Earlier today, Juliano Pinto — a 29 year-old paraplegic — successfully kicked off the 2014 FIFA World Cup by using a mind-controlled exoskeleton. But sadly, most TV networks failed to show it. » 6/12/14 4:40pm 6/12/14 4:40pm

The Pentagon's "Star Wars" Robotic Arm Just Got FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the DEKA Arm System for amputees. Named in honor of Luke Skywalker, it's the first prosthetic arm that can carry out simultaneous multiple movements triggered by a person's electrical signals. » 5/12/14 9:40am 5/12/14 9:40am

Forget VR Sex -- Here's How Tech Will Actually Change Your Love Life

Our technologies are rapidly evolving, and with it, the very nature of our personal lives. Here's how the era of tech-enabled intimacy will forever change the way we go about forming and maintaining relationships. » 4/23/14 11:00am 4/23/14 11:00am

New Implant Helps Paralyzed Patients Regain Partial Use Of Their Legs

After receiving an implant that electrically stimulates the spinal cord, four paraplegic men can now voluntarily move their previously paralyzed legs. It's a breakthrough that's poised to revolutionize the treatment of paralysis. » 4/08/14 12:15pm 4/08/14 12:15pm

DARPA's New Biotech Division Wants To Create A Transhuman Future

The Pentagon's advanced research wing has announced its latest budget — and whoa, does DARPA ever have some ambitious plans for the future. Their new Biotech unit will be harnessing biology for national security, and dealing with everything from stopping plagues to building synthetic soldiers. » 4/02/14 9:30am 4/02/14 9:30am

New Sensor Could Make Night Vision Contact Lenses A Reality

It sounds like something from a spy thriller movie: putting on contact lenses that give you infrared vision without the need for a bulky contraption that covers your face. But now, thanks to research at the University of Michigan, such a contact lens is a real possibility. » 3/21/14 9:40am 3/21/14 9:40am

This migrane preventing space tiara was just approved by the FDA

Fantastic news for people who suffer regularly from migraine headaches. The FDA has just approved a wearable electrical stimulation device for sales in the United States — a headband that prevents the onset of migraines when worn for just 20 minutes each day. » 3/13/14 4:00pm 3/13/14 4:00pm

Watch the exact moment a deaf toddler hears for the very first time

A 17-month old deaf toddler named Alex Frederick recently had an experimental device implanted directly into his brainstem — a device that has yet to be approved for children in the United States. This is the exact moment it started to work. » 3/07/14 4:00pm 3/07/14 4:00pm

Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can't check

Good news! A computer has solved the longstanding Erdős discrepancy problem! Trouble is, we have no idea what it's talking about — because the solution, which is as long as all of Wikipedia's pages combined, is far too voluminous for us puny humans to confirm. » 2/18/14 4:00pm 2/18/14 4:00pm

This cybernetic hand is the first to give amputees a sense of touch

You're looking at LifeHand2, a prosthetic limb that allows amputees to feel sensory-rich information in real time. The futuristic device, which transmits signals to nerves in the upper arm, is not yet commercially available or portable — but it represents an important proof-of-concept as researchers work to create… » 2/05/14 11:30am 2/05/14 11:30am

A Cybernetic Implant That Repairs Brain Damage

There may be an answer for people suffering from traumatic brain injuries. It's a device called a brain-machine-brain interface — and it has the potential to revolutionize the way brain damage is treated in humans. » 12/10/13 8:15am 12/10/13 8:15am

Cyborg card players of the 1920s. Hermann Peschel, seated at right, lost his left arm and his right arm below the elbow in the First World War. The grip of these super-early artificial arms could be controlled by shoulder movements. » 12/05/13 1:20pm 12/05/13 1:20pm