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Buttercup The Duck Getting 3D Printed Foot
2013-06-30 07:52:19

A Tennessee duckling that was born with a backwards foot last year will be receiving a prosthetic foot, thanks to the efforts of a 3D printing company and the folks at a nearby animal sanctuary.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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