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Rat heart muscle used to make robot stingray

An artificial stingray has been made by technologists and its ‘heart’ is cardiac muscle extracted from a rat. Light is used to cause the heart muscle to contract, thereby creating movement.

Robotic insects developed for search-locate missions

Giant cyborg beetles could soon be flying around your local town center, should a new scientific study become a commercial reality.

Will we all become cyborgs?

Has the cyborg era started? While we are a long way from building a RoboCop, an increasing array of complex medical implants are available. Some scientists have peered into a crystal ball to predict the future of technology.

Brain chip helps injured rats to move

With a futuristic brain patch, brain-injured rats regained the ability to reach out and grab a bit of food. This new technology might one day help people will spinal injuries.

The top 10 innovations that are turning us into cyborgs

Technology is the key to a better life on Earth. But is everything technology-related for our benefit? Or are these new inventions slowly changing humans into machines?

Dmitry Rogozin: Russian 'Robocop Cyborg' to kill terrorists.

Russian experts are developing robots designed not only to minimize casualties in terrorist attacks but also to neutralize terrorists the Russian state finds to be potential threats, despite they haven’t yet done anything wrong.

Op-Ed: Russian Cyborg idea doable, but mountains to climb

Sydney - Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov has restarted the trans-human debate of previous years and much earlier artificial life form theories with this project to create a real cyborg by 2045. The idea is fascinating, but the difficulties are very real.

Video: Injustice: 'Gods Among Us' developer commentary

A new video for "Injustice: Gods Among Us" has been released. In the video, developers give a behind the scenes look of the game which is to be released in spring 2013.

Video: 'Terminator-like hand' in use turns sci-fi into reality

Metal worker Nigel Ackland, who lost his right forearm in an accident, demonstrates his "Terminator-like" replacement. From the video, it seemingly functions like an actual arm.

Video: Researchers develop cyborg cockroaches to help in rescues

Raleigh - They may creep us out now, but cockroaches could be used to help save lives in collapsed buildings one day soon. Researchers at North Carolina State University have figured out a way to install an electronic system in a living cockroach to steer the bugs.

'Cyborg' yeast, computer alter genes through feedback loop

Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland were able to activate a cybernetic "feedback loop" between a common baking and brewing yeast and a computer, to gain precise control over specific genes, the BBC reported.

Military Cyborg Menagerie

The cyborg flying rats are nasty, sure. But China isn't the only country looking to bend animals to their will. And pigeons aren't the only critters being controlled.

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