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Lost Limbs and Uncertain Futures as Afghan Army Casualties Mount

January 28, 2014
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Taking his first faltering steps since his left leg was blown off by a landmine, Sergeant Muneer Ahmad is grim proof that the Afghan army is paying a heavy price in its war against the Taliban and struggling to care for its wounded.

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Pakistani Soldier Amputees Rehabilitated and Ready for More

AFP (Feb. 27, 2014) — They lose limbs in frontline missions against the Taliban but say they would be willing to give much more. The Pakistani army rehabilitates hundreds of soldiers every year amputated by IEDs. Duration: 02:06 Video provided by AFP
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CES 2015: Will. I. Am's 3-D Printer Turns Trash Into Ornate Objects

CES 2015: Will. I. Am's 3-D Printer Turns Trash Into Ornate Objects

Popular Science (Jan. 9, 2015) — You can make pretty much anything with a 3-D printer these days, from candy to tools and even prosthetic limbs. And now you can print that stuff out of garbage. Musician and 3D Systems have partnered to create Ekocycle, a 3-D printer that turns recycled plastic into functional objects. Video provided by Popular Science
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Calf Fitted With Prosthetic Legs

Calf Fitted With Prosthetic Legs

AP (Feb. 3, 2014) — When a retired Texas truck driver and animal lover heard about a calf unable to walk because of frostbitten legs, she wanted to help. The calf is now walking with a pair of prosthetic limbs and is getting a new home. (Feb. 3) Video provided by AP
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Britain's $1M Bionic Man

Britain's $1M Bionic Man

Reuters (Feb. 6, 2013) — A million-dollar bionic man complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs goes on display at London's Science Museum.
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