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New exosuit can offer superhuman strength
A concept image of the suit from the company’s official brochure. Image Credit: SRI International
A new robotic suit called Superflex is able to augment the wearer’s strength and physical capabilities.
Unlike conventional exoskeletons, this new, more refined and lightweight option fits snug over the wearer’s body and carries the majority of the load from the legs, arms and torso.
Designed to restore mobility to the disabled and elderly, the suit can be used to help lift objects as well as to carry out various other physical tasks that the wearer might otherwise struggle with.
It can even help able-bodied individuals lift heavier loads then they would otherwise manage.
The suit also contains sensors which enable it to conserve battery life by adapting to a particular wearer’s movements and only offering assistance where it is actually needed.
The current prototype of the device takes around five minutes to put on but there are plans to reduce that to under two minutes by the time the final commercial version is ready.
When it will become available to purchase and how much it will cost however remains unclear.
Scientists turn carbon dioxide into stone
Posted on Sunday, 12 June, 2016
Can CO2 emissions be stored underground ? Image Credit: PD – Alfred Palmer
The breakthrough could offer up a new way to help curb the level of global carbon dioxide emissions.
During a recent experiment in Iceland, scientists successfully demonstrated the technique by pumping carbon dioxide and water underground in to the rocks where reactions with the deep basalts converted the gas in to an immobile solid.
Even more impressive was the fact that this process took only a few months to occur.
“Of our 220 tonnes of injected CO2, 95% was converted to limestone in less than two years,” said study lead author Juerg Matter. “It was a huge surprise to all the scientists involved in the project, and we thought, ‘Wow! This is really fast’.”
So-called ‘carbon capture and storage’ solutions like this one could ultimately provide a way to help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being released in to the atmosphere.
“You can find basalts on every continent and, certainly, you can find them offshore because all the oceanic crust – so below the seafloor – is all basaltic rocks,” said Dr Matter.
“In terms of the availability of basaltic rocks to take care of CO2 emissions globally – no problem.”
Not as bad as it seems but as great as it can become
Just simple to say that all is simple. Seems cool to say but tough to achieve. We struggle and fight so hard for that which is easy to get. The dimensions and angles we approach is all that matters. The perspective of every individual determines how easy it will get following the saying that lazy men find easy ways to do things. Just look for an easy way to do it and it all becomes simple