Scientists Create the First 'Bionic Man'

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Built using artificial organs, this bionic man has a beating heart, working kidney, lungs, and pancreas - it can also hear and seeIt has between 60 to 60 per cent of normal human functions.The term 'bionic man' was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called 'The Six Million Dollar Man' chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt using artificial parts after he nearly died. Now, a team of engineers has assembled a robot using artificial organs, limbs and other body parts that comes tantalizingly close to a true 'bionic man.' For real, this time.The artificial 'man' is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts that range from a working kidney and circulation system to cochlear and retina implants.

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  1. The_Provost
    The_Provost Oct 14, 2013

    We are the Borg. Resistance is futile.

  2. 4499124
    4499124 Oct 15, 2013

    The movie, "Blade Runner", 1982, was set in the L.A. of 2019...the term dir. Scott used was "replicant" for human clones. I don't think Hollywood will need human actors and actresses by 2025 at the latest. All will be CGIs. Mars by 2030 done by replicants at the latest, right?

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