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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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SO, I got on the bus this afternoon to head to school, and I saw someone who looked like Justin Bieber. I laughed to myself and was like haha that’s silly. Who would do that? But then I started listening to the conversations this person was having with an older lady. She was concerned about a new tattoo or something and he was telling her it was okay, he just needed to keep it out of the sun. She was all “but you need to be outside more” and he was like “no, I will be in the recording studio for the next few months so it will be okay” 
Then, she was like “okay, but what about when you’re on tour? Will it be okay then?” and he was all “yeah that’s not until later in the summer so, it will be healed”
Then it was quiet for a bit, then he snickered at his phone and the woman asked what he was laughing at and he said “I’m just snapchatting some fans”
And I’m sitting there dumbfounded because WHY IS JUSTIN BEIBER IN AMES AND WHY IS HE ON THE BUS?

SO, I got on the bus this afternoon to head to school, and I saw someone who looked like Justin Bieber. I laughed to myself and was like haha that’s silly. Who would do that? But then I started listening to the conversations this person was having with an older lady. She was concerned about a new tattoo or something and he was telling her it was okay, he just needed to keep it out of the sun. She was all “but you need to be outside more” and he was like “no, I will be in the recording studio for the next few months so it will be okay”

Then, she was like “okay, but what about when you’re on tour? Will it be okay then?” and he was all “yeah that’s not until later in the summer so, it will be healed”

Then it was quiet for a bit, then he snickered at his phone and the woman asked what he was laughing at and he said “I’m just snapchatting some fans”

And I’m sitting there dumbfounded because WHY IS JUSTIN BEIBER IN AMES AND WHY IS HE ON THE BUS?

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