1)Felix Baumgartner jumped to earth from the edge of space:
Felix Baumgartner set the world record for longest skydive/free fall when he jumped down some 24 miles from outer space in October, 2012.
2)Oscar Pistorius became the first amputee to compete in the Summer Olympics:
South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius had previously competed and won in several Paralympic games but as a double amputee, his inclusion in this year’s London Olympic games was groundbreaking.
3)Doctors at Johns Hopkins made an ear grow in someone’s arm:
Sherrie Walter knew she would never want to wear a prosthetic ear after she lost hers to cancer – but little did she know science would enable her to grow her own ear from her own tissue a few years later. The incredible operation was performed by crafting the ear out of cartilage from her rib cage then placing it under the skin of her arm for four months to allow it to grow.