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Russia Unveils Its Stormtrooper-Inspired Combat Armor For Soldiers And It’s Incredible

Russia’s new combat suit might look like Star Wars’ Stormtroopers – but it has a lot more to offer.

Russia recently showcased the newest combat armor for its soldiers and it’s neat. It might look like something out of Star Wars, but this prototype is the country’s take on a combat suit, hoping it will give the soldiers an edge on the battlefield.

The country presented the next generation combat suit at a science and technology university in Moscow, Russia. Though it’s just a prototype, it showed what Russia envisions as its armor suits in the future.

Meet the new and cutting edge Russian combat armor.

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A tall model wore the suit while holding a firearm in a pair of black padded gloves. The combat suit comes with a powered exoskeleton that would give the soldier added strength, stamina and a cutting edge body armor, RT reported.

The suit covers the soldier's face and is powered by an exoskeleton.

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Oleg Chikarev, Russia’s deputy chief of weapons systems, told Mail Online:

“On display is our vision of the suit we would like to develop within the next couple of years.”

Russia is preparing to meet the challenges of future warfare. However, the suit is just what they envisioned the actual one will be. The video only exhibited a static display of the suit and it’s not clear if it has indeed any of the abilities that were claimed.

If this will push through, it's a neat and sleek armor for soldiers.

Source: TUAN TAMVAN

The combat suit is part of a series of Russian combat technology weapons Russia is hoping to create. The Vikhr remote-controlled tank that has built-in six missiles and a 30 mm gun, was tested on a military testing ground.

Today, Russia is not the only country who has embarked in developing combat technology. According to Business Insider, the United States hopes to release and unveil its own Tactical Light Operator Suit, known as “Iron Man”, in 2018.

Despite all these progress in preparing for future warfare, the question is, will these really suits materialize in the future?

If these suits push through, we’re going to witness movie-like combats in the future with many Iron Man suits and Stormtroopers in the field.

Here’s a closer look at Russia’s combat suit:

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Science Says Holding Hands With Your Lover Can Ease Pain

Research reveals that holding your lover’s hand results to synchronization of your heart and breathing rates and helps relieve pain.

Holding the hand of your sick loved one or your wife in the delivery room during labor might be more useful than you realize. A new study reveals that holding hands with an empathic partner can sync the two people’s heart rates and breathing rates sync, and can help pain subside.

The said research was published recently in the journal, Scientific Reports. It explored the role of “interpersonal synchronization” in the context of pain and touch for the first time. Interpersonal synchronization is an emerging body of research which describes the “phenomenon in which individuals begin to physiologically mirror” other people through empathy.

Touch might just be the next best analgesic.

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How Your Phone Makes You Dumber, According to Experts

A new study reveals the presence of one’s smartphone reduces the brain’s cognitive capacity and impairs cognitive functioning.

You ought to take some time away from your phone after reading this. According to a new study, the mere presence of smartphones can reduce a person’s brain power—even if it is turned off.

Researchers from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin revealed that a person’s cognitive capacity is significantly lowered when a smartphone is within reach.

In the said experiment, McCombs Assistant Professor Adrian Ward and his peers tested the cognitive capacity of about 800 smartphone users using a series of tests with their phones nearby and outside the room. ...

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New Mini Scuba Device Allows Divers to ‘Breathe Underwater for 10 Minutes’

An underwater breathing device called Scorkl promises an incredibly carefree scuba diving experience for 10 minutes.

Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform that often highlights new technology developed by start-ups. These small companies need added financial support for developing and manufacturing their products. One of the most talked about creations featured in Kickstarter is Scorkl, which is described as an underwater breathing device. The man behind it is a scuba diving fanatic named David Hallamore, who is based in Australia.

Scorkl's main selling point is that it functions as a a "mini scuba diving equipment" that's fuss-free. It promises to make it possible for its user to "breathe underwater for 10 minutes." Although it is much smaller, the Scorkl cylinder has the same specifications and manufacturing standards as a normal scuba cylinder.

The Scorkl promises "carefree scuba diving."

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