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The US Vs. Japan Giant Robot Battle Is Finally Happening This August

Fasten your seat belts, everyone. We’re in for a massive real-life robot fight!

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Some of you may remember how we all went crazy when MegaBots, an American team of robot engineers, challenged Japanese robot maker Suidobashi Heavy Industries for a giant robot battle. This came as a huge news for all sci-fi fans who, of course, were excited about the thought of seeing a duel between two piloted metal fighters – just like in the movies, right?

The fight was delayed for some time to allow preparations for both parties. Well the long wait will be over pretty soon. According to a recent report, the epic battle will finally take place this August 2017.

Like we said before, its truly a terrific time to be alive as a sci-fi fan! If you grew up watching Transformers, Gundam, Voltron, and all those stuff, then this is definitely a dream come true for you.

America will be represented MegaBots’ Mk. III which stands 16-ft and weighs 12 tons.

Source: MegaBots
Japan, on the other hand, will be represented by Suidobashi’s Kuratas, an agile 5-ton, 13-ft tall fighting machine.

Source: Suidobashi

In a post by NerdApproved, we are told that “at this point we don’t have all the details on the capabilities of each robot, but we do know that MegaBots’ Mk.III and Suidobashi’s Kuratas have both received major upgrades since the duel was first announced.”

The website also tells us that MegaBots “successfully crowdfunded” more than $500,000 for their upgrades.

The company has also been posting progress updates on their YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, Japan isn’t slacking in their preparations either.

So far, they’ve previously announced a pilot for their “diesel-powered mech robot” on a Twitter post but for the most part, they’ve been a bit quiet about the details of their robot upgrades. Perhaps they’re trying to take advantage of the element of surprise?

The exact date and venue haven’t been officially announced yet but the good news here is that, regardless of where you live, you’ll be able to watch the bout because it will be live-streamed for free on YouTube, according to NewEquipment.

So fasten your seat belts, everyone. We’re in for a massive real-life robot fight!

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Russia’s ‘Father of All Bombs’ Is Reportedly 4X Bigger Than US ‘Mother of All Bombs‘

Not to be outdone, Russia has a bigger, more destructive weapon at their disposal.

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We’ve recently heard that shocking news that, for the first time ever, the United States decided to use the biggest bomb in their arsenal called the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) or otherwise known as the “Mother of All Bombs”. The country used the 21,600-pound weapon against Islamic State forces in Afghanistan.

American officials were quick to point out that it was a nonnuclear bomb (“not even close to being a nuclear weapon,” said US Air Force official Dr. Adam Lowther) and that it is in no way a “symbol of escalation” regarding the conflict in Afghanistan.

Not to be outdone, Russia’s ‘Father of All Bombs’ (FOAB) is way bigger and more powerful than the MOAB.

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1,100-Year-Old Mummy With “Adidas Sneakers” Has Just Been Restored

This has got to be the most fashionable mummy ever!

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In April 2016, a seemingly trendy mummy that looked like it was wearing Adidas trainers was discovered by archaeologists and herders in Mongolia. And, just recently, researchers have been able to restore the mummy, including its fancy garments and footwear.

Though her shoes bear an uncanny resemblance to Adidas sneakers, it wasn't what it appeared to be. What the mummy was wearing was a pair of knee-high felt boots intricately decorated with a black-and-red striped pattern. The footwear also boasts leather soles and fancy buckles.

The infamous "Adidas trainers" found worn by a mummy.

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This Edible Water Balloon May Signal the End of Plastic Bottles

This can help reduce plastic pollution.

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Since 1907, when plastic was first invented, plastic waste has been continuously accumulating on the planet's landfills and other waste disposal sites. Now more than a century after its invention, the world stands vis-a-vis with one of the biggest problems that man has ever created - plastic waste pollution.

Among the most common plastic waste produced are plastic bottles and cups, and it would take approximately 450 years, or maybe even more, to decompose. So, to help reduce plastic waste, a company decided to create an edible water balloon that aims to replace plastic bottles and cups.

Say hello to "Ooho!" - an innovation that will revolutionize the way we drink water. It looks like a wobbly globe of fluid that resembles that of a breast implant. It is made of two layers of gelatinous membrane that consist of sodium alginate, obtained from brown algae, and calcium chloride. Meanwhile, the jelly-like consistency is achieved through a process called gelification - a cooking technique that involves adding an edible gelling agent to liquids.

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