Fiction in the News Articles
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Martin Caidin (1927-1997) wrote more than fifty books and at least a thousand magazine articles. An authority on aeronautics and aviation, he established his own company to promote these subjects for a younger audience. It was this work that caused him to begin writing fiction. He won the Aviation/Space Writers Association award twice. Perhaps his best-known work (for readers of sf) is Cyborg, which was adopted for The Six Million Dollar Man.
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Bionic Arm Uses Neuro-Engineering
Scientists at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago attached a unique bionic arm to an injured electrician's left shoulder - just like Steve Austin.
Methanol-Powered Robot Muscles - Bend It Like Bender
Researchers working on better muscles for prosthetic devices accidentally stumble on Matt Groenings robot creation.
Toyota Robot Leg Has Bird-Like Vertical Leap
Robotic leg achieves early NBA verticals, but its pretty good for a robot.
Your Can-Crushing Bionic Hand Is Ready, Steve Austin
Robotic hand shows exceptional grip strength.
i-Limb System Robot Arm Stronger Than Yours
This is a remarkable development; Touch Bionics is the creator of an amazingly usable bionic hand as well.
Bluetooth-Enabled Robot Legs Talk To Each Other
These legs are not yet bionic, but they do help a double-amputee vet by talking with each other - using the same technology you use with you cell phone.
Luke Arm Robotic Prosthesis
This is a different type of device; one of the design requirements was that it had no invasive controls. Just strap it on and go.
Fuel Powered Muscles For Robots
Will it be possible to have a human-sized robot that can perform the same work as a person on battery power alone?
Curved Electronic Eye Camera Like Retina
Great development for Six Million Dollar Man fans; this is starting to look like bionic eyes might really work.
MichelAngelo Bionic Hand
Evoking the image of Michelangelo's Hand of God, a new prosthetic device is successfully implanted.
DEKA 'Luke' Prosthetic Arm Gains VA Funding
This remarkable video shows just how far the science of prosthetics has come. A bionic arm, like that of the Six Million Dollar Man? We're getting pretty close.
SmartHand Helps Amputees Regain Sensation
An important advance in creating artificial hands that restore sensation to amputees.
Artificial Muscles Power A Motor
I'm pretty sure I read about this idea in the Sixties.
Artificial Muscles Made From Carbon Nanotube Yarn
This research could lead to miniaturized electric motors, compressors, and turbines.
A Prosthetic Arm That Feels
Amazing next-generation work by surgeons and engineers catches up with last-generation science fiction imagination.
BlueBiped Passively-Powered Robotic Legs
Take a walk, and let gravity be your energy source.
iWalk BiOM Power Foot
Walk naturally, bionic men.
3D Printed Artificial Muscles Are Stronger Than Yours
Bots don't need to work out.
Soft Filaments Form Artificial Muscles
Amplified Nerves Lead To Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hands
'The electrical impulses generated by your brain command everything...' - Martin Caidin, 1972.
Light Beam Propulsion (Light-Ship)
Ostler Insulation Beam
Polyceltron Iconoscope Televisor
Autonomous Digging Machine
Flexible Metal Arms (Tentacles)
Directed Cars in Tunnels