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Avoid the need to amputate your own arm with the Spot Connect satellite communicator

If you've ever needed to cut off your own arm when trapped down a canyon, you'll know how valuable the Spot Connect can be. It'll let you send an SOS signal from almost anywhere.

4 Images Jan. 5, 2011


How to perfect your pictures - Amputate alien extremities

Edit your digital pictures with Photoshop Elements.

May. 21, 2008


Advances in prosthetics aside, Boston amputees face challenges

At least 13 people lost a limb or part of one in the Boston Marathon blasts. But while prosthetics have progressed in recent years, patients still have much emotional, psychological, and physical recovering to do, experts say.

By Apr. 22, 2013


Bionic limbs will one day sense the grass under prosthetic feet

With the first thought-controlled bionic leg pioneered in Chicago, the next steps for smart prosthetics are refining them for widespread use and tackling a huge hurdle: sensory feedback.

By Oct. 12, 2013


Legoleg: Woman builds self a prosthetic leg from Legos

An occupational therapist and amputee puts the "leg" in "Lego" by building herself a Lego prosthetic leg.

By Jul. 2, 2013


BeBionic 3: Watch a highly advanced bionic hand in action

If you haven't kept up with advancements in prosthetics, now's a good time to observe how a new generation of devices can undertake even the most precise tasks.

By Nov. 9, 2012


Amputee to climb building's 103 flights with mind-controlled leg

This weekend, Zak Vawter could take a huge step for amputees everywhere -- and for a state-of-the-art prosthetic device that affords a more natural gait.

By Nov. 1, 2012


Meet Oscar, the adorable bionic pet cat

Robo-cat, activated! Oscar lost his legs in an accident, but doctors wouldn't stop until he could walk again.

By Jun. 25, 2010


New tech aims to help soldiers battle limb injuries

The publicly funded Airlift Research Foundation is funding research to develop a flashlight that kills bacteria; metal implants that fight infection; and processes to regenerate bones via grafts and stem cells.

By Sep. 9, 2011


Americans may have planned satellite collision, says Russian general

A former head of Russia's military space intelligence has suggested that the America may have planned for the collision between the American and Russian satellites in order to prove it can manipulate hostile satellites.

By Mar. 4, 2009