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Meet the 'Cyborg' Who Feels Every Earthquake

Moon Ribas argues 'sensory extensions' are the way of the future

(Newser) - Choreographer Moon Ribas describes herself as having two heartbeats: "my own heartbeat and the Earth's." She's not exactly speaking metaphorically. Thanks to a small chip grafted into her elbow, Ribas feels vibrations based on seismic readings from around the world. During her performances, dubbed Waiting for ... More »

Here Come the Cockroach Cyborgs ...

Scientists attach electrodes to control insects' movements

(Newser) - It's not exactly a T-1000, but it is a cyborg—the melding of machine and ... cockroach. Scientists have created lightweight circuits that can be connected to cockroaches and allow the cockroach to be steered wirelessly, reports Raw Story . Electrodes attached to the cockroach's antenna can make it think... More »

'Cyborg' Chucked Out of Paris McDonald's

Workers objected to Canadian professor's digital glasses

(Newser) - The Canadian known as the "father of wearable computing" found that cyborgs are not welcome at a McDonald's in Paris. Steve Mann, a university professor who has spent more than 30 years wearing the "EyeTap Digital Glass" computer vision glasses he invented, says workers tried to rip... More »

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