Bigger, Faster, Stronger: Will Bionic Limbs Put the Olympics to Shame?
Oscar Pistorius, shown here in 2008 after running in the 400 meters of the Dutch Open Paralympics, will compete in the individual 400 meters and the 4400-meter relay in London. Photo: Peter Dejong/AP
On Euston Road in London, about seven miles from where Oscar Pistorius will run in the Olympics atop legs of carbon fiber, is the Wellcome Collection, home to an array of science-based exhibits reflecting the influences of art, history and other aspects of the humanities. One of its current features is titled Superhuman.
The show explores human enhancement of all types, with an eye toward what the future of biological augmentation might bring. Its artsy, occasionally whimsical and very forward-thinking and on point with regard to Pistorius competing in these Olympics and a sign of how... [via Wired Science]
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