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Dismounted Soldiers often carry heavy combat loads that increase the stress on the body leading to potential injuries. With a HULC exoskeleton, these loads are transferred to the ground through powered titanium legs without loss of mobility.

Gotta love technology. Might as well just go one step further and in case every soldier in an IronMan style climate controlled bulletproof suit; I’m sure that’s coming.

HULC website – HERE

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Only In Japan:

Pretty nasty looking blue colored “flesh”, which apparently according to the package has been “Aged to deadly perfection at the grave yard”

For $4.50, why not? You can’t even buy a bag of Jack Link’s for that!

Hat Tip: Pink Tentacle via Boing Boing

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Francois Robert has created a series of powerful artworks made out of real human bones to remind people about the consequences of violence.

Human skeleton is a strong visual symbol that represents what is left after life has ended, after the flesh and mind cease to function.

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Pretty awesome idea to use them for training. You know it’s doing a good job of impersonating a walking human when it looks creepy in action.  I wish there was some range I could go to and give that a shot.  I want every one of those RMP (robotic mobility platform) Segways shown in the video.

I’ve been obsessed with the Segway ever since I did a few hour tour of Chicago on them with my dad a few years ago.  I’ll definitely buy one eventually, I’m just waiting for them to come down in price ( I’d like to get one of the more durable models that you can take offroading ).  I think its dumb how some cities ban Segways on their sidewalks, I think mine is one of them.

I’m really surprised not to see more people riding around on them.  Especially in warmer climates where you could ride them all year round, it seems like a viable method of transportation.

HatTip: Engadget

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A study published in the journal Current Biology looks into the problems involved in visually searching for exceedingly rare targets and comes to an unsettling conclusion: “If you don’t find it often, you often don’t find it,” says study author Jeremy Wolfe. In other words, we are not very good at finding things that are rarely there.

In one experiment, Wolfe took 20 X-rayed images of luggage stuffed with guns and knives, and mixed those images into stacks of images of X-rayed luggage that didn’t have guns and knives.

“If you stick those 20 bags into a stack of 40 bags, so on average there’s a gun and knife in 50 percent of the bags,” Wolfe says, “people missed about 7 percent of the bags.”

But when he took the exact same 20 bags and stuck them in a stack of 2,000 bags so that the targets showed up only 2 percent of the time, people got significantly worse. “All of a sudden, people were missing about 30 percent of the bags,” Wolfe says.

Full Story – HERE

Doesn’t inspire much confidence when it comes to the TSA’s screening.

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