This could someday be a wonderful thing for injured soldiers. From a story on MSN.com By Candace Lombardi, Staff Writer, CNET News.com:
"Remember Luke Skywalker's amazingly lifelike arm replacement in The Empire Strikes Back? A similar type of realistic arm may be in store for injured soldiers.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., announced Thursday that its team has developed a breakthrough prosthetic arm for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 program.
The DARPA program is an initiative to produce by 2009 a mechanical arm that closely mimics the movement and sensory perception of a biological arm. It would then be provided for military personal hurt in the line of duty."
UPDATE #3: The "Luke Arm" popped up this week in a feature on the NBC Nightly News. Click here for the video!
Thanks to Toph for the heads up!
Rebelscum Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Patch Posted By Philip on November 25, 2014: Thanks to everybody that ordered patches. I sent a check for $1,600.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. While it's not as much as I hoped for, it's still very much appreciated. They will remain for sale in the store for anybody that still wishes to purchase them. Details after the jump.