Bionics

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*REQUESTED* Hi. this week is my birthday and i was wondering if you can do an a imagine where it’s the readers birthday and Bucky, her newly wed husband tries to fix her breakfast in bed? But has a hard time since his bionic arm and that he doesn’t know how to cook. I love your blog by the way. Please and Thank you.

You and Bucky have been married for a month now.  Everyday, you would wake up next to him.  His arms wrapped around you, In his embrace.The warm feeling  that you get he he would tighten his grip on you not wanting to let you go. The sun would always beam down on the two of you as you two laid in bed.

Today was your birthday. When you woke up this morning, the room was filled with sunlight as usual but something was off.  Bucky wasn’t holding you in his embrace. In fact, Bucky wasn’t in bed. As you sat up, you could just hear objects being dropped on the floor outside of your room.

“Dammit.” You heard Bucky hiss, “What is he doing?” You whispered to yourself, getting out of bed out of bed and putting your robe on. You went out of your bedroom  and into the kitchen, where you find Bucky trying his best to cook and not burn down the house.

“Whoa, what happened in here?” You asked looking around the kitchen. There was pots and glass plates on the floor. Stuff was overflowing out of the pans. “Happy Birthday!” he said giving you a hug.  "Thanks. What were you trying to cook?” You asked. Cleaning up the kitchen.


“Wanted it to be a surprise.” He said, dusting the broken glass into the pan and dumping it into the trashcan.  “Today is your birthday and I wanted to make you breakfast in bed.I wanted to do something special for you. I thought if I went on that computer thing and looked up videos on how too cook. But the computer thing wouldn’t work so i thought i try to cook by the way you always cook and that didn’t work. Plus I keep breaking everything with my bionic arm.” He said looking defeated.

You smiled gently,  washing your hands off. “That was sweet that you wanted to make me a birthday breakfast, Bucky.” You say, as you walked up to Bucky, taking his flesh hand into yours. He  pulled you close to him, wrapping both his arms around your waist. Kisses your forehead. “ I’m sorry, doll. I just wanted to make your birthday special for you.” said

“You already are. The fact that you went out of your way just to do this for me. That means a lot, Bucky” You say as you see a smile form on his face. “I love you (y/n).” Bucky said as he was staring into your eyes. “I love you too, Bucky.” You say, staring back. Bucky kisses you on the lips.

“Hows about I teach you how to make some pancakes?” You ask him, still in his embrace. “I would love that.” He said. "Good.” You  took the frying pan out and set it on the stove, you take out flour, eggs, milk, butter and oil, while Bucky watched you from the counter, liked he didn’t actually have to do anything other than watch you.

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A huge thank you to Robert Downey Jr. for getting involved and helping raise awareness for the great work #CollectiveProject student Albert Manero and his Limbitless team are doing for #BionicKids.

Cyborg Nest opens pre-orders for their first consumer augmentation

The NorthSense is a device that vibrates whenever the wearer is facing north. Eventually, your brain picks up on what the signal means and integrates that into your consciousness. This means you’ll always know which way North is!

The device very cleverly bridges the gap between implantable and wearable. Offering it as a straight up implantable would run into many challenges, from public squeamishness to possible regulatory problems and issues with surgical access. But by using piercings as mounting points and having the device live semi-permanently directly on the skin, they offer something that is familiar and new at the same time. It’s also lower-risk for people who want to experiment.

Head on over to Cyborg Nest to read more, or to order your own! Take the plunge, get augmented!

The £90,000 ‘robolegs’ that got me out of my wheelchair: How one woman stood on her own feet nine years after she was paralysed

It is an extraordinary sight. From the waist up, 27-year-old Sophie Morgan is every inch the pretty blonde girl-next-door. But from the waist down, with her legs encased in £90,000 of motorised carbon-fibre, she is RoboCop.

Sophie’s thumb manipulates a joystick built into the armrests of her suit, causing the legs to hiss and whirr into life, before she takes three slow but sure steps. Her face breaks into a broad grin.

Five minutes earlier, Sophie was in her wheelchair. She was left paralysed from the chest down in a car crash nine years ago that shattered her spine. Over the years, Sophie, an aspiring television presenter who appeared in Channel 4’s Paralympics coverage, had come to accept that she would never walk again.

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The 8 Minute Surgery That Will Give You Superhuman Vision. Forever
A new bionic eye lens currently in development would give humans 3x 20/20 vision, at any age. The lens, named the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, was developed by Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who was looking for a way to optimize eyesight regardless of a person’s health or age. With this remarkable lens, patients […]

Researchers Print LEDs on a Contact Lens Using Quantum Dots

From the team that brought you the Bionic Ear:

For the contact lens to actually work, it would require an external energy source, making it impractical as a real-world device. …the real point …was to show that it’s possible to produce electronic devices into complex shapes using equally complex materials.

“This shows that we can use 3D printing to create complex electronics including semiconductors,” said Michael McAlpine, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering… “We were able to 3D print an entire device, in this case an LED.”

The LED was made out of …quantum dots, nanocrystals that have been fashioned out of semiconductor materials and possess distinct optoelectronic properties, most notably fluorescence…

“We used the quantum dots… as an ink,” McAlpine said. “We were able to generate two different colors, orange and green.”

…the researchers built a hybrid 3D printer that is a combination of off-the-shelf parts and others a bit more exotic.

While the researchers concede that the 3D printing of electronics in this way is not applicable for a lot of electronics manufacturing… it may make sense for bespoke applications such as those needed for medical devices.

Trying to print a cellphone is probably not the way to go,” McAlpine said. “It is customization that gives the power to 3D printing.”

In this case, the researchers scanned the lens and then fed the geometry into the printer so it that it could print an LED that conformed to the shape of the lens.

The challenge for the researchers was how to bring together different materials that may be mechanically, chemically or thermally incompatible.

…“it is not trivial to pattern a thin and uniform coating of nanoparticles and polymers without the involvement of conventional microfabrication techniques, yet the thickness and uniformity of the printed films are two of the critical parameters that determine the performance and yield of the printed active device,” said Yong Lin Kong, a researcher who worked on both the bionic ear and contact lens projects.

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TED: Hugh Herr - The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that’s both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.

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Murr-ma enables a lower leg amputee to seamlessly transition from running on sand to swimming in the ocean. 

This cool, amphibious prosthetic was developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, Imperial College London and the University of Technology Sydney. 

Why was it called “Murr-ma”? It means “to walk along in the water searching for something with your feet”. It belongs to the Wagiman language of Australia. 

You can see a demonstration of it here.