Better hearing – bionically
By Lesley Dobson , 5/13/2013
View a photo of the ‘bionic ear’: http://www.saga.co.uk/health/news/2013/may/the-bionic-3d-printable-ear-424.aspx
In a fascinating example of science catching up with fiction, scientists at Princeton University have made an ear in their laboratories that can ‘hear’. And it can detect radio frequencies far beyond the range that we can normally hear (similar to dogs being able to hear sounds at a much higher pitch than we can.)
The researchers’ main aim was to find an efficient and versatile way of merging electronics with tissue.