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    • CommentAuthorClinko
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2008
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    From the Daily Mail.

    I feel like there should be something witty to add to this but I've got nothing So I'll let the article do the talking.

    "Their solution was an artificial tail and Kevin Carroll, who has designed prosthetics for dogs, an ostrich, and even a duck, offered his services."

    Bionic Dolphin
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    They are making a new beak for a bald eagle, too. It's being done by someone else, though.
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    I wonder how they do physical therapy with animals. Or if they even need to.
    • CommentAuthorClinko
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2008
     (2101.4)
    I'd guess it's much the same way as being done with humans, controlled conditions and a lot of repetition of slowly building exercises.
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2008
     (2101.5)
    But can it get me the download codes?
    • CommentAuthorClinko
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2008
     (2101.6)
    I knew there would have been a Johnny Mnemonic reference eventually.
    Jones
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2008
     (2101.7)
    "They call him Flipper! Flipper! Powered by Liiiightning!"
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      CommentAuthorCOMTE
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2008
     (2101.8)
    Great, betcha a beer some human has one of these installed within six months.

    BMEzine, don't let me down!
    • CommentAuthorvg
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2008
     (2101.9)
    I wonder how they do physical therapy with animals. Or if they even need to.


    I believe they do. Not giving animals physical therapy after injuries or surgery is just as damaging to them as letting a person go without. I don't know how it's done, though.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008
     (2101.10)
    Whelp...

    We're fucked.

    One rocket launcher on a tail and that's all she wrote, human race. Next they'll be arming cats.

    "Science! We're all about coulda, not shoulda!"
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008 edited
     (2101.11)
    holy shitballs!

    let the uplifting begin!
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      CommentAuthorJoe Paoli
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008
     (2101.12)
    You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!
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    Awesome. It's really amazing what humans can do once we set our minds to it.

    I think dolphins were actually used at some point to blow up enemy ships... am I remembering this correctly?

    Now if only we could communicate with cuttlefish... Cuttlefish in battle suits?