PM: Back From Iraq
This is not only an interesting story about Spc. Pannell whose endurance and spirit appear indeflatable but there's a good explanation on exactly how artificial limbs operate.
Guardsman Kevin Pannell was on a routine foot patrol in Baghdad when an insurgent's grenade tore apart his world. After enduring 13 operations the young soldier from Arkansas now begins his next epic battle: learning to walk all over again.
I just recently came across Popular Mechanics again. I'd forgotten about the online magazine. It's a great place to find all sorts of interesting information across a multitude of subjects.
There's also an interesting blog:
PM Contributing Editor Leslie Sabbagh is currently on assignment in Iraq. During her three-week tour of military medical facilities, she will file blog entries for popularmechanics.com.