This Biohacker Used Eyedrops To Give Himself Temporary Night Vision

A team of biohackers from California successfully induced a temporary sense of night vision by injecting a simple chemical cocktail directly onto the eye. Incredibly, it allowed them to see over 160 feet in the dark for a brief period of time. » 3/27/15 7:20am Friday 7:20am

How to Turn Cutting-Edge Science into a Page-Turning Thriller

Author James Rollins has been compared to Michael Crichton, and his latest book The Eye of God includes biohacking, DIY mad science and other current ideas. In this essay, he talks about visiting Fermilab and explains the secrets of transforming science into a cracking good read. » 8/21/13 12:45pm 8/21/13 12:45pm

How biohackers and DIY cyborgs are setting a new course for technology

We can't wait for the bold future of radical body modification. As we pointed out yesterday, at the forefront of this trend are the biohackers and grinders (DIY cybernetics enthusiasts). » 9/21/12 1:30pm 9/21/12 1:30pm

What does the future have in store for radical body modification?

We've been modifying our appearance ever since we first figured out how to pierce skin with wood and bones. Today, our tendency to twist, morph, and expand upon our naturally given forms is very much alive and well, one that's been best expressed by the radical body modification community. And now, owing to the onset… » 9/20/12 9:00am 9/20/12 9:00am

American Cyborg documentary ventures into the pioneering world of…

Ben Popper has put together an intriguing short documentary for The Verge in which he visits the bizarre and mysterious world of "basement body hackers." Called Cyborg America, the short film explores the mindset and work of pioneering DIY transhumanist body modders, in addition to offering background insights into… » 8/09/12 8:30am 8/09/12 8:30am

Four ways we could hack human bodies to save the environment

Could prescribing a pill or introducing a widespread genetic tweak save the environment? Should we change ourselves in order to reduce our impact on the world? An ethicist has proposed four biohacks for the human race that could stall the effects of climate change. » 3/18/12 9:00am 3/18/12 9:00am

In the biohacker nation of Vodkovia, each athlete is enhanced for…

In the future nation of Vodkovia, each athlete's body is reshaped to enhance their natural talents: wider eyes for archers, additional arms for wrestlers, and extra joints to give gymnasts a literal leg up. The other countries may not like it, but Team Vodkovia is taking the Olympics by storm. » 3/17/12 2:30pm 3/17/12 2:30pm

Grow Your Own Genetically-Engineered Bacteria

Want to make the goo in a petri dish spell out the words "Hello World"? Now you can. Biopunk provocateur Quinn Norton is writing a five-part series for O'Reilly Radar about how you can start hacking yourself and your friends for fun (and, occasionally, profit). If her excellent introduction to biohacking isn't enough… » 2/04/08 11:45am 2/04/08 11:45am

A 3-D Look Inside A Virus

The latest electron microscopes can create three-dimensional images of the smallest structures, turning an agricultural pest into a work of art. This is the cowpea mosaic virus, scourge of legume farmers everywhere, vitrified and subjected to a single particle reconstruction procedure by FEI Corp. You can easily make… » 1/28/08 9:30am 1/28/08 9:30am