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Magic Arms

(YouTube link) Emma Lavelle was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), which means she does not normally have the strength to life or use her arms. The WREX system is an exoskeleton that aids in supporting the weight of the limbs, and enabled Emma to do she she couldn’t before. But it wasn’t small enough to [...]

World War I Centennial: Breaking Up DuPont

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to [...]