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Duck gets prosthetic foot made by 3D printer

July 2, 2013

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/2013/07/02/11/13/duck-gets-prosthetic-foot-using-3d-printer

A duck named Buttercup has been given a new lease on life after its owner printed it a custom made webbed foot to replace its backward appendage that left the bird unable to walk.

Buttercup’s Nashville-based owner Mike Garey fitted the duck with the prosthetic limb last week and was able to post a video of it online by Sunday night, the Tennessean reports.

The video shows Mr Garey fitting Buttercup with a sock for comfort, before sliding on the artificial limb that looks just like a duck’s webbed foot.

After the fitting the bird tests out the new limb and appears to take to it like a duck to water.

“Look at him go,” Mr Garey yells excitedly in the video as the duck waddles around.

Buttercup was born in a high school science lab with a backward leg and could barely walk.

In February the bird had its left foot amputated, leading Mr Garey to consider a replacement limb.

He designed Buttercup’s prosthetic and sent the plans to a local 3D printing company, which completed the job.

The firm is planning to hold a meet and greet with Buttercup to showcase the technology.

Author: Martin Zavan. Approving editor: Jack Hawke

Source: The Tennessean.

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[185] Robots Stealing Jobs, Syrian Quagmire, Bill Maher Lackey, a Propaganda Piece . breakingtheset·

June 18, 2013

Published on Jun 17, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the Syrian Quagmire, Bill Maher Establishment Lackey, the Future of Automation, and the Power of Propaganda.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin goes over the latest on Obama’s plan to aid Syrian rebels in light of Assad crossing the ‘red line’. Abby then calls out Bill Maher, host of HBO’s ‘Real Time’, for his evolution from being a controversial commentator to being an arrogant lackey for the democratic party, citing his rampant Islamophobia, support for drones, and defense of the NSA’s wiretapping program. Abby then talks to Federico Piston, author of the book ‘Robots Will Steal Your Job’, about the evolution of automation and building a future of sharing and cooperation. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with filmmaker, Slavko Martinov, creator of the film ‘Propaganda’, a documentary made from the perspective of North Korea, which serves as a critique against the hyper capitalist structure, political manipulation, and consumerism that characterizes the western world.

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