Presenting the visible spectrum, depicted in the form of a bunch of disembodied lower limbs.
Genetic researchers have been working for a long time to reproduce the mysterious evolutionary step that grew legs on fish. This change eventually moved life from water to land, resulting in a explosion of walking species that took over the Earth's land and skies more than 300 million years ago.
When Zac Vawter lost his right leg in a motorbike accident, he thought he'd never walk properly again. Now, he's managed to use a bionic limb, hardwired into his nervous system, to climb 103 flights of stairs in the annual SkyRise Chicago skyscraper climbing contest.
It's nice to remember what we have over robots. We can love, we can create jokes, we can climb mountains—but now we've lost our monopoly on jumping like crazy. Behold, KURMET, a robot that hops like a madman.
This is Rex. Not the man, he's called Hayden—Rex is short for Robotic Exoskeleton, and it's the name of the robotic pants Hayden's wearing. Robotic pants that let him walk for the first time in five years.
A man who had a tracking bracelet attached to his ankle after getting busted for marijuana possession outwitted the cops in one simple way: he had a fake leg. Oh, cops.
Humans make walking look easy, but that's only because walking is a very efficient process in which our tendons and muscles work in conjunction to store and release 40% more energy than we exert. Obviously robots want in on this action. Oregon State University researchers have developed a leg that uses motors to…
The only time we use Bluetooth is to yap about in our cars while we're driving or for transferring photos to and from our computer, but Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Bleill is using it to help him walk again. The Iraq veteran has dual prosthesis with Bluetooth transmitters on board that sends signals between each motor,…
If you've seen that classic movie A Christmas Story, this 4-inch nightlight will mean one thing, but if you haven't, it will probably mean something entirely different. Either way, it's good for a laugh or two, or maybe even a boner if you're easily impressed. Remember, those (dreaded/cherished, insert one or both…