This week's episode is all about cutting-edge breakthroughs in technology improving on human evolution -- repairing and replacing body parts, and upgrading brain function. The idea that a bionic man or woman may one day become a reality is mind-boggling!
Jim Al-Khalili is at Oxford University investigating the effects of brain stimulation. He tests a radical new technique -- transcranial direct current stimulation -- that greatly improves the brain's ability to perform mathematical tasks.
Aarathi Prasad discovers how ligaments can be repaired using advanced regenerative techniques. Boston researchers have found a way to use synthetic ligaments to help the knee's anterior cruciate ligament regenerate itself.
Join us for this enthralling episode filled with the coolest technologies advancing human evolution.
Episode 5 of Stephen Hawking's Brave New World airs Friday, December 13 at 8pm EST /10pm PST on Discovery World.
Until next week!