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Scientists Create Artificial Muscles With Super Strength: A Thousand Times Stronger Than Humans

By | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:13

Researchers have discovered a way to use vanadium dioxide to create super-strength micro-muscles.

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Touch-Sensitive Artificial Limbs On The Horizon For Amputees

By | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 15:00

Researchers at the University of Chicago are working toward creating touch-sensitive artificial limbs for amputees.


Boston Bombing Victims Getting Back Up And Running: The Process Behind Prosthetics

By | Mon, 10/07/2013 - 12:41

Boston bombing victims are slowly but surely regaining full use of their lower limbs, with dozens participating in a recent clinic for running mobility.

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Thought-Controlled 'Bionic Leg' Connects To Patient's Original Nerves [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 23:22

The bionic leg allows lower-limb amputees to perform a wide range of natural movements, according to developers at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

brain lens

A Window To Your Brain

By | Tue, 09/03/2013 - 23:06

By literally providing a window into the brain, a YSZ implant opens up a world of opportunities.


Amputee Boy Swims Alongside Dolphin With Prosthetic Flipper

By | Mon, 09/02/2013 - 14:29

Child amputee from England travels to Florida and swims alongside a dolphin with a prosthetic tail.

MEMS chip

New Printing Process Makes Micro-Machines More Biocompatible For Prosthetics

By | Thu, 08/08/2013 - 12:22

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have developed a new printing process that can assist in making MEMS, or micro-machines, more biocompatible for medical purposes.

Lack of Long-Term Memory Proteins Implicated in Mental Disorder Patients

Brain Prosthesis Could Restore Lost Memories For Those With Epilepsy; Neuroscience Approaching Science Fiction

By | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 18:45

By replacing circuits within the temporal lobe, a brain implant may restore memory function in individuals suffering from epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders.

Alex Minsky, US Marine Veteran Turned Underwear Model, Inspires With Sexy Poses On Prosthetic Leg [PHOTOS]

Alex Minsky, US Marine Veteran Turned Underwear Model, Inspires With Sexy Poses On Prosthetic Leg [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

By | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:40

Alex Minsky hopes you'll be inspired to follow your dreams after seeing his rise from recovering wounded warrior to sexy underwear model.


Daniel Metzgar Sues Doctor After Botched Penile Implant Surgery Leaves Him With 8-Month Erection

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 09:35

Daniel Metzgar is suing his surgeon for medical malpractice after a penile implant surgery left him with a scrotum the size of a volleyball and an 8-month erection.

Mind Control Successfully Used To Pilot Helicopter, Robot Surrogates Next? [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 19:01

A helicopter takes to the skies with the power of thought, plus other developments in mind-controlled robotics.

Robotic hand

Mechanical Prosthetic Hand Developers Release Design To Public Domain [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 19:12

Ivan Owen and Richard Van As hope to help those who need prosthetic limbs but may not be able to afford them.

Boston Marathon Bombings

7-Year-Old-Sister Of Martin Richard Undergoes 11th Surgery Since Boston Marathon Bombings

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:35

Jane Richards, the 7-year-old sister of Boston bombing victim Martin Richard, underwent her 11th surgery since the marathon yesterday. Her family released a touching statement.

Synthetic Skin Can Detect Touch, Repair Itself

By | Mon, 11/12/2012 - 11:15

Researchers developed a synthetic skin that can repair itself. The new skin can be used to build newer prosthetics and newer electronics.

bionic leg

Man With the First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg to Climb Chicago Skyscraper

By | Thu, 11/01/2012 - 12:24

Zac Vawter, who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2009, will now be climbing 103 floors of the iconic Willis Tower using the first "bionic leg" that is controlled by his thoughts.