Why leave remote controlled insects to the CIA when you can have one of your own?
Rufus the dog really loves artist Finn Stone's 'Cyberdog' sculpture, so they pose side-by-side for a photo.
A new development in rat brain research has proven that two brains can communicate directly via electronic cables across great distances, a possible precursor to a real human hive mind in the future.
Cockroaches are incredibly creepy at the best of times, but what if you could control their movements? A team from the IBionicS laboratory at North Carolina State University have done just that, mounting control circuitry on some giant cockroaches and making them do their bidding.
Medical technology is advancing rapidly thanks to computers, but it's taking a while for all that nifty computerized medicine to make its way inside our bodies. Humans aren't generally compatible with electronics, but that may change with the invention of...
Neil Harbisson is a self described cyborg. Why? Well, this color blind artist wears an eyeborg every day to help him "hear" color.
Even among those of us who aren't fluent in geek speak, most are at least casually familiar with the concepts of software and hardware: the digital ghost and the shell. But there is a third computer component without which the other two would be meaningless. We're talking about meatware,* or the tech that connects computers to the meaty organic components, aka you. Today, we access the digital world various types of user interfaces (or a UI): keyboards, touchscreens, Kinect; anything that facilitates information transfer between flesh and silicon. And this tech works well enough. However, compared to the connectivity within a computer or within the brain, contemporary UIs are little more than annoying speed bumps along the road to the Matrix. But fear not, future human batteries in training! Researchers from around the world are hard at work developing ways to mainline the virtual world directly into your brain. No middle man required. Here we present some of the coolest upcoming technology that will collapse the divide between meat and machine.
When is the promotional trailer for a new game possibly better than the game itself? That's the question one is forced to ask after watching the brilliant and compelling series of new live action promotional videos for the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution game depicting a world of augmented humanity gone awry.
If University of Chicago geoscientist Patrick McGuire starts calling the shots, NASA won't have to decide between sending a person or a robot into space. They could just send a "cyborg astrobiologists" — or advanced artificial intelligence riding piggyback on...
61-year-old Arthur C. Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award winner, futurist and inventor guy Ray Kurzweil has made a lot of wild predictions that end up being appealing or terrifying. One of those is his belief that, within the next 20-25 years,...