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U.S. Military To Unveil Iron Man-Style Armor By 2018

Tell you what. Throw a little hotrod red in there!

Mark Andrew





Necessity, as the popular proverb says, is the “mother of invention.”

In some instances though, it is tragedy that pushes a person or a group to work on creating innovations that would help prevent similar unfortunate incidents in the future.

This can be said about the U.S. military’s upcoming Iron Man-style suit which they finally plan to unveil by 2018.

As Gen. Joseph Votel of the U.S. Special Operations Command shared:

“This is a program that we started after we lost an operator on a mission. The first guy coming into a particular building was engaged and unfortunately was mortally wounded. And in the wake of that, we asked ourselves, ‘Couldn’t we do better in terms of protecting him, of giving him a better advantage when he’s at the most vulnerable point that we put our operators?'”

An early prototype of the TALOS armor impressed people with its bulletproof capabilities.

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Photo credit: U.S. Army

Perhaps taking inspiration from the Marvel Comics’ armored Avenger, the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (or TALOS) is designed not only to provide ballistic protection for troops but to give them sophisticated advantage over their enemies.

Similar to Tony Stark’s armor, TALOS comes with impressive features with military applications.

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Photo credit: CNN

This battery-powered exoskeleton comes with futuristic features such as in-helmet tech that boosts communications and visibility. Scientists, weapons experts, and Pentagon personnel are working closely to finalize the TALOS so they can finally put it to use at least by August 2018.

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Sure, it’s a bummer that the TALOS armor doesn’t have flight capabilities like it’s fictional counterpart but if it helps fortify the soldiers, then we’re all for this tech. They come with an expensive price tag though since former Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn estimated that the project will cost around US$80 million.

H/T: CNN, TechTimes



Styrofoam-eating Worms May Just be the Answer to Global Plastic Pollution Problems

Researchers discover that mealworms have the ability to biodegrade plastic – with a little help from microbes.

Ann Nuñez



Scientists may have just discovered nature's secret weapon against the looming problem of increasing pollution due to non-biodegradable plastics - the mealworm.

Studies done by researchers from Beihang University and Stanford University found that mealworms can degrade polyethylene because of microorganisms inside their gut. According to Wu, "The findings are revolutionary. This is one of the biggest breakthroughs in environmental science in the past 10 years."

Mealworms are the larvae form of darkling beetles.


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Teen Invents Stroller for Disabled Mom in Wheelchair

The device allows a mother in wheelchair to take her baby for a walk.

Mini Malabanan



A 16-year-old student from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School came up with a brilliant solution for a disabled mom who wants to take her baby outside on her wheelchair.

Alden Kane, a senior student, created a custom adaptable stroller for a research project in his STEM class. The device allows  Sharina Jones, a mother in wheelchair, to take her baby for a walk.

During the design process, Kane consulted Jones and used her July due date as his motivation to finish the project. It took him six months to successfully come up with a prototype.

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Mega-Tsunami With 800-ft Wave Could Wipe Out Mankind, Scientists Warn

Let’s all pray it doesn’t happen anytime soon.

Mark Andrew



According to a recent study of the Cape Verde Islands in West Africa, scientists have discovered convincing evidence that a megatsunami has occurred in the area once – and that it could possibly strike again in the future.

These experts claim that a part of Fogo volcano collapsed about 73,000 years ago and it eventually generated a massive 800-foot tsunami which swept an entire island located over 30 miles away.

Fogo volcano's flank crashed into the sea many years ago and it triggered a super tsunami.

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