Building Better Cyborg Horses (Discover Magazine)

Credit: Niki Marie Hansen

Credit: Niki Marie Hansen

Horses harnessed as technology enabled the rise of human civilization by hauling heavy loads, opening new trade and migration routes across vast distances, and carrying warriors into battle on chariots and on horseback. But whenever horses broke down from leg injuries, equine biology usually dictated a death sentence despite the best medical care — something that is still true even in the modern world where machines have largely replaced horses in transportation, agriculture and warfare. Now a researcher hopes to finally improve the fortunes of our four-legged brethren by enabling the first generation of cyborg horses with artificial leg implants. READ MORE HERE

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