While scientific advances in biotech continue to reveal new surprises that may one day end impairments such as blindness, in the meantime electronic tech like the Point Locus prototype can help the sightless move through the world with a bit more ease.
We've already seen how positioning magnets near the brain can influence brain function, but now researchers are experimenting with zapping the skull directly with a mild electric current, to help the brain operate at a higher level.
Mmm, braaaaains. Brains are extraordinarily complex and delicious, and if you can't get enough of 'em, there's now a way to browse the virtual brains of real live dead people online.
DARPA's budget for next year includes funding for all kinds of wild new medical technologies for military medicine, from electromagnetic tissue regeneration to a machine that can suck your blood out, clean it, and then fill you back up.
Mark Riccobono may not be a household name in sports car endurance racing, but the blind driver will be in a Ford at today's Rolex 24 at the Daytona Motor Speedway.
In what could be monumentally important for medical science going forward, a group of researchers have nailed down the exact location of our internal clocks — and the internal clock of every living thing, in fact.
When told that the aortic root of his heart had expanded to life-threatening levels, Tal Golesworthy was given two options: have a mechanical valve inserted (and forever after take Warfarin, a drug that can cause severe bleeding), or risk a fatal heart attack. Golesworthy made up a third option and designed his own brilliant heart implant.
In between creating all those humanoid robots and pioneering new ways to stuff data into faux-sushi, Japanese salaryman hygiene can take a hit, which is why the Topland Etiquette Checker is right on time.
Bringing us one step closer to the notion of a real magic mirror, the Thermo Mirror will take your temperature when you simply look into it.
Health care is expensive! If you don't have insurance, how are you expected to pay for the tens of thousands of dollars that major surgery will set you back? Never fear, you can just perform surgery on yourself using this DIY gastric bypass kit.