Posted: March 5, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Technology has always strived to match the incredible sophistication of the human body. Now electronics and hi-tech materials are replacing whole limbs and organs in a merger of machine and man. Later this year a team of researchers will try out the first bionic eye implant in the UK hoping to help a blind patient see for the first time. It is one of the extraordinary medical breakthroughs in the field, which are extending life by years and providing near-natural movement for those who have lost limbs. Over the coming weeks, BBC News will explore the field of bionics in a series of features. We start with a selection of the latest scientific developments. (via BBC News – Can you build a human body?)

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