Flesh and titanium merge via a design inspired by deer antlers.
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines--and even human limbs and organs
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
The latest generation of sport-specific prosthetics allow elite amputee athletes to run faster and climb higher than ever before
It's the closest we have come to a naturally functioning hand
Work-around surgeries for missing limbs, quick fixes to mend Nazi bones and tricks for lengthening uneven limbs; when it comes to special ops, the Doctor is in
Getting closer to lifelike
Multiple groups are trying to recycle used artificial limbs and devices like pacemakers.
The makers of the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided video game host a bioethics conference
Researchers fit macaques with one of the most advanced prosthetics in the hopes of improving life for amputees (not to mention marshmallow-starved primates)
These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.
Plus, new Veil Nebula images from Hubble
Engineers develop a mind-controlled prosthetic arm dexterous enough to play piano
It can transmit different amounts of pressure, just like real skin
Nearly half of this year's MacArthur "genius grant" recipients are advancing science and technology
Prosthetic arms improve; narwhal tusks are as neat as ever
The use of performance enhancers in sports is inevitable. Celebrating it instead of banning it would make competition safer, more honest, and more fun
It's yet another step toward creating lifelike, mind-controlled prosthetics for those who have lost use of their limbs.
Behold the majesty of lasers
Fermenting bacteria could help prevent food spoilage