Scientists Create 3D-Printed “Bionic” Ear

Scientists at Princeton University have successfully created a printable “bionic” ear, combining a small coil antenna with cartilage using “off-the-shell” 3D-printing tools and nanoparticles. Yeah, bionic. According to lead researcher Michael McAlpine, there are usually “mechanical and thermal challenges” when combining electronics with biological materials. The key to overcoming these challenges, he says, lies in …

Robotic Arms And The Future Of Human Augmentation

Nigel Auckland may have lost his arm a few years ago, but today he’s making history with an experimental robotic limb that he can manipulate using muscle twitches. “I feel like the Terminator.” – Nigel Auckland It’s called the bebionic3 myoelectric hand, and it’s pre-programmed with various movements; the robotic arm isn’t hooked into his …