Blindness in many people is caused by diseased rod and cone cells that are responsible for turning light into electric signals.
If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb — or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet — it needs to be able to sense when objects are slipping out of its grasp.
It’s been a long, rocky road for powered robotic exoskeletons … most of which are still incapable of walking down long and rocky roads.
The FDA has given a regulatory green light to the first device that reduces opioid withdrawal symptoms.
IN AN ORDINARY hospital room in Los Angeles, a young woman named Lauren Dickerson waits for her chance to make history.
Artificially intelligent nano-machines will be injected into humans within 20 years to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bone, a senior inventor at IBM has forecast.
Scientists at MIT have developed a flexible sensor that patients can swallow. The sensor sticks to the stomach wall and can relay information about stomach peristalsis.
EVERY WEEK, TWO million people across the world sit for hours, hooked up to a whirring, blinking, blood-cleaning dialysis machine. Their alternatives: Find a kidney transplant or die.
Catherine Hodges, Contemporary Science Volunteer, explores one of the latest developments in robotics: the parasitic robot. A turtle-robot hybrid example of this is on display at the Science Museum in London.
Thomas Reardon puts a terrycloth stretch band with microchips and electrodes woven into the fabric—a steampunk version of jewelry—on each of his forearms.
People get up to weird things in New Zealand. At the University of Auckland, if you want to run hours upon hours of experiments on a baby trapped in a high chair, that’s cool. You can even have a conversation with her surprisingly chatty disembodied head.