Due to inflation, the Six Million Dollar Man would now be worth about twenty five million. But, that modest sum (consider Roseanne or Madonna's plastic surgery budgets) pales in comparison to the whole feasibility problem. Luckily, researchers may have made a step in the right direction: a new development seems to allow prosthetics to be grafted to bone and the protrude through the skin
, without risk of infection. Cool!
See? Technology makes our lives better. Also, Dutch researchers have developed a promising new form of plasma needle
, which they hope can be used to kill cancer cells, unclog arteries, and even replace the dreaded dentist's drill. I'm not at all clear from the article, however, how the technology promises to accomplish the latter, which is the hype-line of the article.