Kai Landre feat. Hot Sugar: Cyborg

Barcelona-based recording artist Kai Landre has just released his six-track Cyborg EP, an exploration of his own transformation from human to cyborg (through the surgical adoption of a technology that allows him to listen to cosmic rays). From the gentle leading track, “Human (Intro)” to the dance floor-ready banger, “FEVER,” the entire EP ensnares listeners with enticing, often unexpected sounds. The eerily angelic closing track, …

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The Mental Magic of Paramedical Tattoos Tattoos, though cosmetic in nature, have a diverse and longstanding history of significant purpose. For Eternal Ink Tattoo Studio owner Eric Catalano, an unexpected request led to a moment of discovery: while tattooing fingernails on a man that lost the tips of two fingers in a construction accident, he realized the restorative power of a new medium dubbed paramedical …

Bomb-Sniffing Cyborg Grasshoppers

Dogs and even pigs have long been heralded as having the ultimate snout—one capable of detecting bombs, drugs, truffles, and even human beings through thick brush and dense soil. But, courtesy of a bit of high-tech engineering, cyborg grasshoppers may be the ultimate nose after all. Researchers at the University of Missouri inserted electrodes into the antennal lobes of each grasshopper (the “brain” of the …