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Posted by Alyn Wallace

Jetpack that boosts your running speed

Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have been working alongside US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a product that would allow fully able-bodied people to run faster. This spawned the 4MM project, named so because the aim of the project is to get everyday people to be able to run a 4-minute-mile (1.6 km). Thomas Sugar of ASU’s Human Machine Integration Lab had been working on new robot technology that could assist amputees when DARPA asked if he could also develop robots that could help able-bodied people. The main purpose for the project is to allow soldiers and military […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

5 strange military weapons you might not know exist

There are many weapons that people have heard about, but there are some that are so strange that they are almost unbelievable and which the majority of people will have never heard of. Here we take a look at 5 of the weirdest military weapons that are the real deal but which are some of the most obscure. The Bat Bomb [Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons] The Bat Bomb was made in the US to be used in World War II against Japan and as the name suggests it contained 40 bats in hibernation inside the tubing. Each of the […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

The DTV Shredder is an all new breed of all-terrain vehicles

We don’t even know where to begin in describing this? It’s almost like a skateboard meets a tank or an off-road Segway meets a jet-ski. Whatever you want to classify it as there is no denying it is pretty badass. And it gets better when you find out that the DTV Shredder from BPG Werks is now available on the market for US$3,999. The all-terrain vehicle has been limitted to 30 mph because according to the company, ‘standing up on a vehicle over 30mph is just plain scary‘. The 13 hp is produced by the 196 cc, 4-stroke gas engine, featuring a […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

SpaceX to take the first 3D printer into space

SpaceX are readied up to take the first 3D printer into space. The printer has been designed and built by Made in Space, a company a group of 3-D design software engineers, astronauts and tech entrepreneurs working in the research park at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Northern California. [Image Courtesy of MadeInSpace] NASA hope it will allow astronauts to be able to print replacement parts and even tools for use in long-distance missions in what is bringing the sci-fi replicator tech from Star Trek to life. “We could go from having a part designed on the ground to printed in […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Japanese Company Develop a Tsunami Survival Capsule

Since the tsunami that hit the east coast of Japan in 2011, killing 21,000 people, the Japanese population and government are even more concerned about natural disasters. Now the company Cosmo Power showed a solution to protect people from tidal waves and hurricanes – a round capsule made of fiberglass known as Noah. [Image courtesy of Itsuo Inouve/AP] Inspired by the biblical passage of Noah’s Ark, it looks like a giant yellow tennis ball, “A yellow shelter is likely to be found because of the high luminance in the sea,” says Cosmo Power. The company also says the 1.2m diameter capsule […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Teufelsbrücke aka The Devils Bridge in Switzerland

There are numerous bridges around Europe that are given the nickname of the Devil’s Bridge. This is often due to the fact that they were built under challenging conditions or they are treacherous to cross. The bridge in Switzerland known as the Devil’s Bridge spreads out over the Schöllenen Gorge in the Reuss valley and is a wonderful piece of engineering. [Image Courtesy of Flickr] The legend has it that it was so hard to build a bridge here that a herdsman made a wish that the devil would make them a bridge. So the devil being the devil, made […]