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VIDEO: Dog born with deformed legs can run thanks to rapid prototyping and 3D printing

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A dog born with deformed front legs can run with the assistance of 3D-printed, blade-like prosthetic attachments, Make‘s Caleb Kraft reports.

The dog — named Derby — was born with what appears to be chondrodysplasia, a congenital disease that causes deformation in joint cartilage during development. It often afflicts the front legs of dogs, as it appears to have in Derby’s case, making them unable to walk in a normal manner.

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But with the advent of 3D printing, dogs like Derby have a chance at a normal life. As can be seen in the video below, the prosthetic attachments printed for Derby allow him not only to walk, but to run in a conventional manner. This is not due to the 3D printing technology itself, but to the advent of what is called “rapid prototyping.”

Before, the cost and labor that went into producing a prosthetic apparatus like the one Derby uses would be prohibitive — especially for an animal. But because prototypes can now be designed, cheaply printed, and then tested in quick succession, the costs of producing “failed” prototypes is minimal.

“This is what 3D printing is all about,” Tara Anderson, Derby’s owner, said in the video. “To be able to help anybody — a dog, a person — to have a better life? There’s just no better thing to be involved in.”

Watch the entire video documenting Derby’s journey below via 3D Systems on YouTube.

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CNN lays out damning timeline of Trump and Giuliani’s calls to Ukraine seeking dirt on Biden

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Following Rudy Giuliani's extraordinary appearance on CNN on Thursday night, where he may have admitted the commission of a crime, the hosts of CNN's "New Day" compiled a timeline linking the approximate date of Trump's phone call that was flagged by a whistleblower to subsequent events involving Ukraine.

According to the timeline, presented by hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, Trump spoke with the president of Ukraine on July 25, with Giuliani meeting with him later that month.

What followed was the August 12 whistleblower complaint and then Trump blocking aide to Ukraine by the end of the month.

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‘Game changer’: Morning Joe panel nails Giuliani’s confessional outburst as evidence for Trump impeachment

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Panelists on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" agreed President Donald Trump's phone call to Ukraine's president should be a "game changer" -- and was clearly "impeachable."

The July 25 call appears to have triggered a complaint from a whistleblower, after the president allegedly offered military and financial aid to Ukraine in exchange for pursuing an investigation into Joe Biden's son doing business there.

"It does feel like a moment in time," said MSNBC's Donny Deutsch. "We've sat on this set after so many Trump's snafus and this is it -- this is a game changer. If the Democrats can't smell this. I've been going all along, step away from impeachment because when it's a process thing, when it's campaign finance, this is the big one. If this is the case, this is the Super Bowl, and the Democrats need to pounce aggressively."

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Watch Rudy Giuliani’s stunning confession that he has been pressuring Ukraine officials for dirt on Biden

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Attorney for the president Rudy Giuliani gave a combative, belligerent and downright incoherent interview on CNN Thursday evening, raving about a ballooning scandal involving Donald Trump and Ukraine.

Giuliani and Trump have apparently been pressuring the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a probe that could help the president’s re-election campaign. That massive scandal had been unfurling on its own for months, but it blew up Thursday when multiple reports revealed that a mysteriously suppressed whistleblower complaint in the intelligence community reportedly concerns Trump’s conduct and the country of Ukraine.

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