Chinese researchers working with Microsoft have created a protoype that uses Kinect to enable hearing individuals to communicate with the deaf without needing to learn or understand sign language.
Oxford University researchers are currently testing the device, which captures images and puts them on transparent LED displays, on people who retain some ability to perceive light and motion.
A wearer viewing a sign through NTT Docomo's Intelligent Glasses will see a translated image of the characters. The prototype currently works for Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English.
Scientists at Duke University stimulated sensory neurons in a way that eventually allowed six rats to locate light signals that are invisible to the (unmodified) naked eye.
The sensor knows: Taiwanese researchers have created a prototype of an implantable device that may one day give dentists and others insights on patients' oral habits and hygiene.
Rich Lee took an online DIY tutorial into the realm of body modification...and not having to worry about losing headphones is just one of the reasons.
Look out, Tony Stark: Two Baltimore-based companies have teamed up to develop a suit that will allow the truly adventurous to dive to Earth from as high as 100 kilometers up.
The Eidos goggles and mask isolate and amplify certain inputs so that, for example, someone standing at the back of a crowded auditorium can hear a speaker as clearly as if they were sitting in the front.
The line between man and machine is blurring to the extent that what previously seemed in the realm of science fiction is now science fact: humans with “super-abilities” who run faster, throw further, and hit harder than anyone else in the world.
We don't know what the future will bring in terms of enhancement. But to be fundamentally opposed to it is to fundamentally opposed to the future of medical science.
One of the most optimistic - perhaps excessively optimistic - philosophies that take shelter under the umbrella terms of atheism and humanism is transhumanism. Transhumanism is a set of loosely associated philosophies which all share a belief in the desirability of transcending the biology of the ...