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 …

Twitter Roach

The Twitter Cockroach

You know what the world needed? A cyborg cockroach that you can control via Twitter. Developed by mad scientist (and artist) Brittany Ransom, the Twitter Roach is your everyday cockroach with a RoboRoach control circuit implanted into its antenna nerves, allowing users to “steer” the roach left or right with a simple input. In this case, that …