Muscles

Science Fiction

The Science of the ‘Rick and Morty’ Muscle Memory Transfer

It's at least plausible that, one day, Rick's muscle memory invention might not be so crazy after all.
Jason Koebler
8.1.17
life finds a way

Tyrannosaurus Rex Would Break Its Own Legs if It Chased Jeff Goldblum IRL

Two independent studies show that the king of the dinosaurs was much slower than we thought.
Becky Ferreira
7.18.17
Paris

This Bionic Nerf Gun Can Be Fired Without a Hand

Parisian maker collective Hackerloop has lots of Nerf battles. They wanted their friend with no hand to be able to join in the fun, so they built him a custom nonlethal weapon.
Grennan Milliken
1.6.17
videos

Future Robotic Muscles Could Be Made of Nylon

MIT researchers have figured out that by selectively heating parts of nylon fibers, they make fine-tuned movements.
Madison Margolin
11.28.16
robots

The Arnold Schwarzenegger of Robots Won’t Kill You, It Just Works Out and Sweats

Blood, sweat, and gears.
Samantha Cole
10.14.16
death

10 Days Later: Biologists Find a New Way to Determine Time of Death

Their method worked in pigs over a week after death, long after the body's gone cold.
Victoria Turk
7.2.15
Bones

This Rat Limb Was Grown in the Lab

Researchers stripped cells from a rat's arm, then used it as a base to grow new ones.
Emiko Jozuka
6.4.15
News

A Bionic Limb You Can Control With Your Unconscious Mind Is Here

Ossur's "mind controlled" prosthetic converts unconscious reflexes into limb-like movements.
Graham Templeton
5.22.15
Science

Amputee Successfully Given Implanted Arm Prosthetic for First Time

A patient has been using a prosthetic arm that's controlled by electrodes implanted in his nerves and muscles for over a year.
Victoria Turk
10.8.14
Science

​How to Grow an Artificial Penis

The scientists that gave us lab-grown vaginas are now testing lab-grown penises. Equal opportunity genital regeneration.
Becky Ferreira
10.6.14
robots

These 3D-Printed Bio-Bots Are Powered By Real Muscle Cells

With a few more additions, you have something starting to resemble a living biological machine.
PJ Smith
7.1.14
Motherboard Blog

Stanford's New Power-Glove Lets Athletes Push Harder, No Chemicals Needed

When you stick your hand in, the Glove gently suctions on, and the box pumps cool water through the Glove’s lining.
Greg Thomas
11.3.12