3D Printed Prosthetics

Meet Isabella, a five-year-old girl sporting
a pink plastic hand. “The hand has made
Isabella into a confident young girl,” explains
her mom, Cristina. Underneath the “robot arm,”
as Isabella calls it, is a “little arm” with a
partially developed hand and small fingers. Like
most children, Isabella is great at... Read more


The world is full of people who discover things — big things, little things, mysterious things. While the rest of us eat breakfast or go to class or IM, scientists do science.

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What A Year! highlights a breakthrough each month and gives some information about the people behind it. You can learn what's going on in your scientific back yard, and to dig a lot deeper if you want.

Have a great year!

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