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The body electrician
Elite basketball players benefit from having less stretch.
Devices that harness brain or nerve impulses to help patients see, hear, move, and communicate are already available -- though for now they remain relatively primitive.
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One might change the way we treat cancer for good.
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The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Some scientific debate heats up online.
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Yoseph Bar-Cohen's innovations are revolutionizing muscles, medicine and missions to Mars.
Sometimes being soft is an advantage.
In the first-ever public test of artificial muscle, in March a high-school girl arm-wrestled three devices powered by the material. See how well she fared
New research suggests we've been looking at their bones all wrong.