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Apr 9, 2020

Innovative brain–machine interface set to improve prosthetics and brain research

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, neuroscience

A brain–machine interface that enables multi-channel recordings of neural activity could improve human prosthetics and enhance understanding of the brain.

Apr 5, 2020

Creating Superman (and woman): Who benefits from human enhancement?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, genetics, life extension, nanotechnology, neuroscience, transhumanism

Research involving bowhead whales has suggested that it may one day be possible to extend the human lifespan to 200 years.


From the demigods of Greek mythology to the superheroes of 20th century comic books, we’ve been intrigued by the idea of human enhancement for quite a while, but we’ve also worried about negative consequences. Both in the Greek myths and modern comics and television, each enhanced human has been flawed in some way.

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Mar 30, 2020

Scientists develop AI that can turn brain activity into text

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, neuroscience, robotics/AI

“We are not there yet but we think this could be the basis of a speech prosthesis,” said Dr Joseph Makin, co-author of the research from the University of California, San Francisco.

Writing in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Makin and colleagues reveal how they developed their system by recruiting four participants who had electrode arrays implanted in their brain to monitor epileptic seizures.

These participants were asked to read aloud from 50 set sentences multiple times, including “Tina Turner is a pop singer”, and “Those thieves stole 30 jewels”. The team tracked their neural activity while they were speaking.

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Mar 29, 2020

Meet 2020’s Real Life Cyborgs

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

Over the last five years, London-based photographer David Vintiner and art director Gemma Fletcher have been documenting the subculture of transhumanists across Europe, Russia and the United States. Their photobook I Want To Believe, due out this spring, explores these enthusiasts’ achievements and motivations.


Dispatches from the transhumanist movement.

Mar 27, 2020

NEWS FROM SOFIC: Special Operators Wearing Ultralight Version of ‘Iron Man’ Suit

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, energy

Photo: EPNAC

TAMPA, Fla. — When Special Operations Command set out to create what would be popularly known as the ‘Iron Man suit’ seven years ago, developers assumed that the state-of-the-art in body armor would not improve much over the next few years.

That assumption led the command down a development path that would actually make the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit resemble the comic book hero with heavy armor from head to toe and a power system and exoskeleton needed to help the operator move in the bulky suit.

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Mar 26, 2020

Artificial muscle

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI

This super strong may bring us closer to lifelike robots.


This super strong artificial muscle may bring us closer to lifelike robots.

Mar 24, 2020

Soft Exosuit Makes Walking and Running Easier Than Ever

Posted by in category: cyborgs

O,.,o soft exosuit o.o


A lightweight, flexible exosuit pulls on your muscles as you move to make you more efficient.

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Mar 24, 2020

This mind-reading chip will build a better prosthetic

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, neuroscience

Researchers have designed a brain-computer interface to read your mind better than ever.

Mar 14, 2020

The Future is Now. Biomedical advances that will change the human body

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, engineering, life extension, transhumanism

Dreams of human immortality may remain so, but extending our lives beyond 100, even 150 years, can soon become a reality. ‘The Future is Now’ explores ground-breaking technology that might help us to slow down the ageing process and overcome our physical limitations.

3D-printing of brand new human organs, controlling bionic prosthetics with your mind, or invading your body with disease-fighting microrobots. Hosts Kate and Talish bring you the latest developments in biomedical engineering.

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Mar 10, 2020

The Scope on Facebook Watch

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

This bionic fingertip can restore the sense of touch for amputees.

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