Posts tagged cyborg
The Pursuit To Make The Body A Power Source Moves To The Ear

While medical implants have been getting smaller and more efficient over the year, the batteries used to power them have not. Making them too small, however, severely reduces the expectant battery life and thus ups the likelihood of surgery to replace them. We can’t just cut out and eject power packs Terminator-style, so researchers have been looking at ways the human body could power the devices, and one such way is with our ears.

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Wireless 'Tooth Tattoo' Detects Potentially Harmful Bacteria Before It Enters The Body

“People are going to be bionic.” So says Princeton University’s Michael McAlpine, a firm believer of the idea that humans, possibly within just five to ten years, will wear electronic devices all over the body for various purposes. Whether it’s integrating cardiac sensors into the body to monitor abnormal beats or in this case, fixing a flexible electronic circuit atop tooth enamel to detect potentially-harmful bacteria before it ever gets the chance to enter the body.

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Hajime Research is building a 4 metre tall robot

The people at Hajime Research have started on their path of creating increasingly taller robots than we humans, starting with a 13-foot humanoid.

This new iterative front for the company comes from the strategic goal of building a robot very much in the style of those from 'Gundam' Japanese anime: a 59-foot robot that will be the ultimate challenge, reached through gradual increases.

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