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Lufthansa Airbus A380-841 D-AIMA Frankfurt am Main (832184) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Lufthansa Airbus A380-841 D-AIMA Frankfurt am Main (832184) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This new artificial limb is powered by rocket fuel. A team of mechanical engineers has created an prosthetic leg that is powered by a special type of liquid fuel called a monopropellant — the same kind of fuel that gives rockets their thrust. The new device could usher in the next generation of prosthetics — powerful and light-weight artificial limbs that will look and function more like the real thing. -Festo FTW.

A new prosthetic design which utilizes a monopropellant, the same type of fuel which gives rockets their thrust. From University of Alabama, Vanderbilt University and the Georgia Institute of Technology