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Dec 22, 2022

Meta-optics: The disruptive technology you didn’t see coming

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, drones, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Robots and autonomous cars will have eyes that see much more than the human eye is capable of, a review of the growing field of meta-optics has found.

Meta-optics is advancing science and technology far beyond the 3,000-year-old optical paradigm that we rely on for the visual , such as through cameras in our mobile phones, the lenses in microscopes, drones, and telescopes. Optical components are the technology bottleneck that meta-optics aims to transform, bringing the stuff of science-fiction stories into everyday devices.

The field, which blossomed after the early 2000s thanks to the conceptualization of a material with that could form a perfect lens, has grown rapidly in the last five years and now sees around 3,000 publications a year.

Dec 19, 2022

A robotic exoskeleton adapts to wearers to help them walk faster

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI

The boot-like device uses machine learning to provide support for an individual with mobility problems.

Dec 18, 2022

Scientists Create An Artificial Neuron That Can Be Used To Reanimate Cockroach Limbs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI

Scientists are getting closer to producing prosthetic limbs that can sense touch. A team of researchers from Stanford University and Seoul National University have created an artificial nerve system that can not only sense differences in pressure but also read individual Braille letters. More amazingly still, they managed to hook the artificial nerves up to the leg of a cockroach and make the limb twitch.

“We take skin for granted but it’s a complex sensing, signaling and decision-making system,” says Stanford’s Zhenan Bao, co-author of the paper published in Science and whose lab has been developing the system, in a statement. “This artificial sensory nerve system is a step toward making skin-like sensory neural networks for all sorts of applications.”

The nerve circuit that the team developed is made up of three main components.

Dec 18, 2022

Are brain implants the future of computing?

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, neuroscience, wearables

Imagine brain implants that let you control devices by thought alone—or let computers read your mind. It’s early days, but research into this technology is well under way.

Film supported by @mishcondereya.

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Dec 18, 2022

Researchers pioneer biocompatible all-water ‘Aquabots’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI

Soft robots have phenomenally advanced in recent years. Microscale soft robots designated to navigate difficult paths and perform biological functions in the human body could have profound potential biomedical applications such as surgery, prosthetics, and pain relief.

Currently, the intrinsic functionalization of bio-inspired is based on elastomeric materials such as silica gel, which requires introducing bulky components and extensive processing steps. They have major limitations in their extent of deformability as compared to their natural biological counterparts.

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Dec 17, 2022

Stentrode brain computer interface online in first two human patients

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, finance, neuroscience

Synchron, a neurovascular bioelectronics medicine company, today announced publication of a first-in-human study demonstrating successful use of the Stentrode™ brain-computer interface (BCI), or neuroprosthesis. Specifically, the study shows the Stentrode’s ability to enable patients with severe paralysis to resume daily tasks, including texting, emailing, shopping and banking online, through direct thought, and without the need for open brain surgery. The study is the first to demonstrate that a BCI implanted via the patient’s blood vessels is able to restore the transmission of brain impulses out of the body, and did so wirelessly. The patients were able to use their impulses to control digital devices without the need for a touchscreen, mouse, keyboard or voice activation technology. This feasibility study was published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS), the leading international peer-review journal for the clinical field of neurointerventional surgery, and official journal of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).

Dec 13, 2022

Nanotech Injections Restore Vision In Blind Rats

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, life extension, nanotechnology

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An international team of scientists have restored the vision in blind rats using a nanoparticle-based artificial retina prosthesis that can be injected directly into the eye. The scientific advance has been successfully demonstrated for a period of eight months without the need for surgery. While it is still early days for the research, it suggests it might one day be possible to use the conjugated polymer nanoparticle (P3HT-NP) treatment in humans to correct eye problems –ranging from hereditary retinal dystrophies to the incredibly common age-related macular degeneration.

“In our ‘liquid retina device,’ P3HT nanoparticles spread out over the entire subretinal space and promoted light-dependent activation of spared inner retinal neurons, recovering subcortical, cortical and behavioral visual responses,” Fabio Benfenati, research director at the Italian Institute of Technology, told Digital Trends. “We think that P3HT-NPs provide a new avenue in retinal prosthetics.”

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Dec 13, 2022

I got a chip implanted in a biohacking garage

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, cyborgs, food, genetics, health, neuroscience

In the underground movement known as, people are taking their health into their own hands. Biohacking ranges from people making simple lifestyle changes to extreme body modifications.

One popular form of focuses on nutrigenomics, where biohackers study how the foods they eat affect their genes over time. They believe they can map and track the way their diet affects genetic function. They use dietary restrictions and blood tests, while tracking their moods, energy levels, behaviors, and cognitive abilities.

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Dec 12, 2022

Hugo de Garis interview — part 3 — Terrans, Cosmists & Cyborgs 2010/10/09 007–1

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, mathematics, quantum physics, robotics/AI, singularity

Interview with Hugo in Melbourne after the Singularity Summit Australia 2010, conducted by Adam A. Ford.

Terrans, Cyborgs and Cosmists — Varieties of human groups. Species dominance.

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Dec 8, 2022

Humans SHOULD Become Cyborgs

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

In this video, I’m arguing that humans should become cyborgs and more about Transhumanism.

We are going to look at a few ideas which embrace the concept of artificial intelligence and cybernetics – the idea that we can fundamentally change the way that we think and interact with the world.

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