How Close Are We to Building a Full-Fledged Cyborg?

The dream of the cyborg is coming true at an exhilarating rate. As humans gets better and better at making machines, we keep attaching those machines to our bodies to make ourselves better humans. It seems at times that the only question left is if we can put a human brain in a robotic frame. Actually, it's not a… » 10/21/13 3:00pm 10/21/13 3:00pm

World's First Fully Bionic, Mind-Controlled Leg Goes for a Walk

When Zac Vawter lost his leg in a motorcycle accident a few years ago, he thought he'd never walk like a normal person again. But today, the 32-year-old software engineer can climb stairs, wiggle his toes and stroll through parks. The only difference is that one of his legs is a mind-controlled robot. » 9/26/13 10:40am 9/26/13 10:40am

Man With Fake Heart Claims He's Lost the Ability to Feel Emotions

Peter Houghton takes his metaphors a bit too seriously. The first lifetime recipient of a Jarvik 2000 ventricular assist device (i.e. an artificial heart) is grateful for the fact that he's, you know, alive, but thinks he's lost his emotions since getting the fake ticker. Dude, your emotions come from your brain, not… » 8/16/07 11:30am 8/16/07 11:30am