I Can't Stop Watching This Dude Try To Hit A 186-MPH Fastball

Ever wondered what it'd be like to stand in against a big-league hurler? Yeah, this is kinda like that, but if the hurler was, like, a Terminator or something. Here's former Japanese ballplayer Takeshi Yamasaki, trying to get his bat around on a nearly 200-mph fastball (the fun starts at around 3:45 in the video… » 8/29/14 1:30pm 8/29/14 1:30pm

A Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton Will Kick Off the 2014 World Cup

It won't be a superstar football player who takes the first kick of 2014's Football World Cup in Brazil. Nope, instead, it will be a teenager, paralysed from the waist down, who will use the world's most advanced mind-controlled exoskeleton to get things underway. » 1/02/14 3:08pm 1/02/14 3:08pm

I Wore a Bionic Leg, And I Never Wanted To Take It Off Again

Say you've just had ACL surgery. Or you're recovering from a bad break. Or, worse, you suffer a stroke, or MS, or spinal or neurological damage. Regaining the power to walk is one of the toughest things you can do, and it may be impossible without a crutch, rail, or physical therapist to lean on. The AlterG Bionic… » 7/10/13 4:03pm 7/10/13 4:03pm

"Cy-ber Young," A 200-Pound Robot, Threw Out Tonight's First Pitch In…

When the robot army eventually rises up and enslaves all of Earth's citizens some years from now, I hope we all have the foresight to remember this day, when a 200-pound robot named "Cy-ber Young" took the mound at Comerica Park and showed that it could accurately hit a target with a baseball. It won't be so… » 8/22/12 11:45pm 8/22/12 11:45pm