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This dog, named Naki’o, lost all four paws to frostbite when, as a pup, he was stuck in a frozen puddle inside an abandoned building. The veterinary assistant who later adopted him raised money to get him specially designed, biomechanically correct artificial limbs crafted by OrthoPets, a veterinary orthotic and prosthetic clinic in Denver.
Willie Jones is an associate editor at IEEE Spectrum. In addition to editing and planning daily coverage, he manages several of Spectrum's newsletters and contributes regularly to the monthly Big Picture section that appears in the print edition.