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Upgraded cochlear implant regrows auditory nerves

Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used a cochlear implant to regrow auditory nerves and restore hearing in guinea pigs.

By 24 April 2014


Meet the only US presidential candidate promising immortality

Commentary: CNET's Eric Mack speaks with Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan about America's cyborg future and finds himself hesitant to join the borg so soon.

By 26 September 2015


Tomorrow Daily: A hearing aid you wear...in your mouth?

Instead of a cochlear implant or a traditional hearing aid, this device would fit like a retainer inside a patient's mouth. Combining the device with training the brain to decode impulses from the tongue's nerves, you would theoretically be able to "hear" sound.

By 12 February 2015


Bionic eye: 3D printing merges contact lens and QLEDs

Quantum dots have been successfully 3D printed into a contact lens, allowing the lens to project beams of light.

By 11 December 2014


In the future, we could charge wearables by chewing

Get set to strap on some piezoelectric headgear to keep all your wearables charged and ready to use.

By 19 September 2014


Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.

By 7 September 2014


Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

A tiny chip implanted under a woman's skin can deliver hormonal birth control for up to 16 years and is entering pre-clinical trials next year.

By 7 July 2014


Soundhawk hearing amplifier is a 'wearable with a purpose'

An in-ear gadget that doubles as a Bluetooth headset can be customized to your distinct hearing profile to amplify sound and drown out background noise.

By 24 June 2014


The future of 'microimplants' in your body: Wireless charging

Stanford researchers find a new way to safely charge tiny devices embedded inside the body. Cyberization, here we come.

By 20 May 2014


Tiny mic could improve cochlear implants

Electrical engineers unveil a prototype the size of a pencil eraser that would reside in the middle ear instead of worn externally behind the ear.

By 1 May 2012