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Bionic Dolphin. Contagious grin.
May 5, 2008 5:53 PM   Subscribe

Fuji got a new fin back in 2004 but after two years of plans and new materials Winter the dolphin is inspiring other prosthetic wearers and has a brand new tail.
posted by korej (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
That fourth link melts my cold, dead heart. Maybe there's hope for me yet.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 6:19 PM on May 5, 2008


Awesome. Thanks for posting this.
posted by homunculus at 6:22 PM on May 5, 2008


such a wonderful story. thanks for sharing it!
posted by CitizenD at 6:28 PM on May 5, 2008


Wow, that's awesome. Nice pics of Winter, too. Reminds me of why I wanted to be a bionicist, until I discovered that I sucked at maths, chemistry, physics, and biology. So much for 'you can be whatever you want to be'...

Call me when they can do prosthetic tentacles.

So they can sew them to my body.
posted by cosmonik at 7:09 PM on May 5, 2008


This is all very heartwarming, but don't forget: in the wrong hands, fins can become instruments of abuse.
posted by homunculus at 12:40 AM on May 6, 2008


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