Bionics
Bionics (also known as bionical creativity engineering) is the application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology.The wo...
Bionics - Wikipedia
Raindrops hit mosquitoes with as much impact as a bus colliding with a human. So how do they survive downpours?
Raindrops hit mosquitoes with as much impact as a bus colliding with a human. So how do they survive downpours? (via Seeker)
Speedy spider robot shows how Mother Nature is inspiring technology
This speedy spider robot shows how Mother Nature is inspiring technology that can navigate difficult terrain (while creeping us out).
The World’s First Bionic Kidney Is All Set To Replace Dialysis in Just Two Years
Scientists in the USA have now developed the world’s first bionic kidney that is all set to end dialysis in two years.
This bionic lens implant could make your vision three times better than 20/20 | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant that could…
The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World's Most Secretive Startup
The world's hottest startup isn't located in Silicon Valley–it's in suburban Florida. WIRED explores what Magic Leap's mind-bending technology tells us about...
Part microbe, part machine: Bionic leaf sucks up carbon dioxide as it makes liquid fuel
A team of scientists at Harvard University says it has come up with a bionic leaf — a system that could use solar power and hydrogen-eating bacteria to generate liquid fuel. The findings, described in...
A neural implant stays in the long term on the spinal cord to restore walking
EPFL researcher's neural implant can make paralyzed rats walk again. Soft and stretchable, it is the first of its kind that can be implanted directly on the spinal chord.
Google PlaNet Can Look At A Photo, Tell You Where It Was Taken
Geotags? GPS? Pssh. That's old school. Google has a brand-new trick for figuring out where the photos you've taken happen to be, and it doesn't need any extra data from your camera to do it—just the p...
A bionic spinal cord for paralysis patients
Electrode could help steer bionic limbs.
This Light, Affordable Exoskeleton Could Be A Real Alternative To The Wheelchair
Not all exoskeletons need to give you superhuman strength. The exoskeleton startup company SuitX has developed an exoskeleton known as the Phoenix robotic system that was designed specifically to help...
New Implantable Device Could Give Paralyzed People Movement Again - Futurism
This remarkable brain implant could reanimate paralyzed limbs, and it just got $16 million in funding.
High-fat Diet Prompts Immune Cells To Start Eating Connections Between Neurons
When a high-fat diet causes us to become obese, it also appears to prompt normally bustling immune cells in our brain to become sedentary and start consuming the connections between our neurons, scien...
Rose of the future: scientists implanted electronic circuits into plants
Switzerland – A new bionic rose was created at Linköping University. Scientists infiltrated a plant with electronic plant-compatible materials and conductive polymers which created a digital circuit t...
Moon Ribas - The woman cyborg who can feel every earthquake in the world
When Moon Ribas performs, anticipation hangs heavy throughout the space. Dressed in all white, Ribas stands motionless with eyes closed as Brian Eno’s Lux fills the air. Suddenly, she gasps and convul...
3-D Map Of The Brain
The animal brain is so complex, it would take a supercomputer and vast amounts of data to create a detailed 3-D model of the billions of neurons that power it. But computer scientists and a professor ...
Biomimicry
Biomimetics or biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. The terms biomimetics and biomimicry come from Ancient...
Biomimicry - Wikipedia
Implant (medicine)
An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-ma...
Implant (medicine) - Wikipedia
Prosthesis
In medicine, a prosthesis, (from Ancient Greek prósthesis, "addition, application, attachment") is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part, which may be lost through trauma, disease, or...
Prosthesis - Wikipedia
Virtual retinal display
A virtual retinal display (VRD), also known as a retinal scan display (RSD) or retinal projector (RP), is a display technology that draws a raster display (like a television) directly onto the retina ...
Internalnet
An internalnet is a computer network composed of devices inside and on the human body. Such a system could be used to link nanochondria, bionic implants, wearable computers, and other devices.
Neural network
In machine learning and cognitive science, artificial neural networks (ANNs) are a family of statistical learning algorithms inspired by biological neural networks (the central nervous systems of anim...
Neural network - Wikipedia
Cyborg
A cyborg (short for "cybernetic organism") is a theoretical or fictional being with both organic and biomechatronic parts. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline. D. S. Hal...
Cyborg - Wikipedia
Cyborg theory
A Cyborg Manifesto is an essay written by Donna Haraway. Haraway began writing the Manifesto in 1983 to address the Socialist Review request of American socialist feminists to ponder over the future o...
This bionic lens implant could make your vision three times better than 20/20 | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant that could…
Canopy clustering algorithm
The canopy clustering algorithm is an unsupervised pre-clustering algorithm introduced by Andrew McCallum, Kamal Nigam and Lyle Ungar in 2000. It is often used as preprocessing step for the K-means al...
Boltzmann machine
A Boltzmann machine is a type of stochastic recurrent neural network invented by Geoffrey Hinton and Terry Sejnowski in 1985. Boltzmann machines can be seen as the stochastic, generative counterpart ...
Boltzmann machine - Wikipedia
Breast implant
A breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size, form, and texture of a woman’s breast; in plastic surgery, breast implants are applied for post–mastectomy breast reconstruction; for correcti...
Breast implant - Wikipedia
Deep brain stimulation
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses, through implanted electrodes, to sp...
Deep brain stimulation - Wikipedia