The Fortis exoskeleton let you lift heavy tools indefinitely – and it’s unpowered! There are many different takes on what a human exoskeleton could look like, and a few have even been put into service to greatly augment the human body. However, most of those have one thing in common — they need power. Lockheed Martin has been experimenting with a more elegant unpowered solution that solves one particularly nasty problem with clever analysis of biomechanics. That problem? Fortis is being developed with military applications in mind. Lockheed’s Fortis exoskeleton. Unlike other exoskeletons that increase human strength, Fortis isn’t attached to the arms. Read: MIT’s Cheetah robot is let off its leash, can now run and jump silently across fields The rest of the exoskeleton is designed with human movement and biomechanics in mind. Designers tested the exoskeleton with a 16-pound grinder commonly used in industrial settings. Lockheed Fortis exoskeleton, with a tool Now read: Will we ever have Iron Man exoskeletons?
Lists of earthquakes The following is a list of earthquake lists, and of top earthquakes by magnitude and fatalities. Main lists Lists of earthquakes by country Largest earthquakes by magnitude A pie chart comparing the seismic moment release of the three largest earthquakes for the hundred year period from 1906 to 2005 with that for all earthquakes of magnitudes <6, 6 to 7, 7 to 8 and >8 for the same period Earthquakes of magnitude 8.0 and greater since 1900. Listed below are all known earthquakes measured or estimated to have a moment magnitude scale or Richter magnitude scale of 8.5 and above. This list is biased towards recent years due to development and widespread deployment of seismometers. Deadliest earthquakes on record Property damages caused by earthquake See also References Jump up ^ USGS: Magnitude 8 and Greater Earthquakes Since 1900Jump up ^ Weeks, Linton (March 13, 2011). External links
COLD FUSION ENERGY VIDEO. Cette mitraillette lance en rafale... des avions en papier À LA VOLÉE. Gaston Lagaffe est Allemand. Qui d'autre pouvait inventer la mitraillette à avions en papier ? Voici l'objet, en vidéo, dont les pièces ont été façonnées à l'imprimante 3D. Plant Power: Dutch company harvests electricity from living plants to power streetlights, Wi-Fi, and cell phones A Dutch company harnesses electricity from living plants, and then uses it to power cell phone chargers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and now over 300 LED streetlights in two sites in the Netherlands. Plant-e debuted its “Starry Sky” project in November 2014 at an old ammunition site called HAMbrug, near Amsterdam, and plant power is also being used near the company’s headquarters in Wageningen. Many researchers are looking for ways to basically generate electricity from thin air, and this idea is similar. Harvesting energy from growing plants has come a long way since middle school science fair projects featuring clocks run by potatoes. Related: Biophotovoltaic moss tables generates electricity through photosynthesis For the Netherlands streetlight projects, Plant-e’s electricity generation process involves plants growing in two-square-foot plastic containers. Via Yes Magazine Images via Plant-e and Shutterstock
Transparent optogenetic brain implants: Yet another amazing use for graphene Transparency is the key to many technologies. Thin conductive films, like those made from ITO (indium tin oxide) for example, can carry currents or create electric fields critical for displays or solar panels without blocking all the light. The most powerful brain implants being built today have exactly this same requirement. Unfortunately, ITO is generally too stiff and too brittle for brain implants. The University of Wisconsin researchers are either a little bit smarter or just a little bit richer, because they published their work open access. The researchers went with four graphene layers because that provided optimal mechanical integrity and conductivity while maintaining sufficient transparency. Read: MIT successfully implants false memories with optogenetics, may explain why we remember things that didn’t happen The Penn State group used a similar 16-spot electrode array (pictured above right), and proceeded — we presume — in much the same fashion.
Extinction event The blue graph shows the apparent percentage (not the absolute number) of marine animalgenera becoming extinct during any given time interval. It does not represent all marine species, just those that are readily fossilized. The labels of the "Big Five" extinction events are clickable hyperlinks; see Extinction event for more details. Since life began on Earth, several major mass extinctions have significantly exceeded the background extinction rate. Estimates of the number of major mass extinctions in the last 540 million years range from as few as five to more than twenty. Major extinction events In a landmark paper published in 1982, Jack Sepkoski and David M. Despite the popularization of these five events, there is no fine line separating them from other extinction events; indeed, using different methods of calculating an extinction's impact can lead to other events featuring in the top five. The older the fossil record gets, the more difficult it is to read. Trend line
**Clean, Cheap, Unlimited Energy is Here:** Independent Tests Show Cold Fusion Reactor Produces More than 3X the Power Put In, Energy Density 100 Times Larger Than Any Chemical Source, No Radioactive Emissions or Byproducts : Futurology Air Umbrella, le parapluie du futur, débarque sur Kickstarter ! Si la plupart de nos objets du quotidien sont régulièrement revisités par les designers et autres chercheurs pour intégrer les dernières innovations technologiques, certains n'ont pas, ou très peu, évolués. Prenez le parapluie, par exemple. Depuis son invention il y a des centaines, voire des milliers d'années selon certains, il n'a pas changé. Voici Air Umbrella ! Nous vous en présentions le concept il y a maintenant près de deux ans : un parapluie à air, pour dévier les gouttes de pluie et vous maintenir au sec, le tout sans aucun « toit » au-dessus de votre tête. Pour ce faire, Air Umbrella tente de récolter des fonds via la célèbre plate-forme de financement Kickstarter. Plusieurs modèles de Air Umbrella sont même disponibles. Cela dit, vous pourrez étonner les passants avec votre parapluie invisible dès l’hiver prochain – les livraisons sont attendues pour Décembre 2015 – pour la modique somme de 128$ (100€) !