Assessing the Impact of Military Service on Our Returning Veterans

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With over 200,000 individuals currently separating from military service each year, a growing number of veterans are faced with readjusting to civilian life. Researchers study employment, health and family life of veterans.

Science Nation - Bionic Leg

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A shark attack survivor now knows what it feels like to be part bionic man. 23-year-old amputee Craig Hutto has volunteered to play guinea pig, testing a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg with powered knee and ankle joints. With early support from the National Science Foundation and continued support from the National Institutes of Health, Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb has spent several years developing the leg, which operates with special sensors, an electric...