Digital Genetics

Cyborg Flesh has been created

by on Aug.30, 2012, under cool, science, technology

Bioengineers at Harvard University have created the first examples of half flesh, half electronic cyborg tissue. Whilst the technology is dissapointingly nowhere near terminator-level yet, it demonstrates a huge leap forward. The cells themselves simply continue to do what they normally do – but the electronics side actually acts as a sensor network, allowing computers to interface directly with the cells the same way a biological system would.

The Harvard engineers basically took normal collagen, and wove nanowires and transistors into the matrix to create nanoelectric scaffolds (nanoES). The neurons, heart cells, muscle, and blood vessels were then grown as normal, creating cyborg tissue with a built-in sensor network.

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