"Science, as well as science fiction, has long dreamed of replacing lost
or damaged (or simply inadequate) human limbs with bionic prosthetics.
Progress has been slow to date, as it's notoriously hard to get the
human body to accept non-biological materials as 'part of the
furniture'. A breakthrough at University College, London may change all
that though - a way of securing a titanium rod into human bone, and having the skin heal and mesh around it without bleeding or infections."
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.