Surgical Tubing Connecting Shoes Helps Running More Than DARPA Soft Exoskeleton

A latex surgical tube, connecting shoes of running people, can improve running efficiency by 6.4%. The tests were done exclusively with endurance running in mind. There were no tests of sprinters with their long strides and shorter race distances would derive benefits from this device. And, the running surface was consistently flat and level—so no …

Read more

F-35C getting redesigned wing tips that will not break carrying missiles while making tight turns

The outer wings of 32 carrier-based F-35C-models need to be replaced to carry the Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder, the aircraft’s primary dogfighting weapon. The U.S. Navy variant experienced an undisclosed amount of oscillation or turbulence during flight trials with the AIM-9X in December 2015, and Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan says aircraft already delivered need to be …

Read more

China will receive ten Su-35 Advanced Fighter Jets in 2017 and another ten in 2018

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is slated to receive its second batch of ten Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jets in 2017 The first four Su-35 fighter jets arrived on December 25 at a flight training center of the PLAAF in Cangzhou in Hebei province in northern China. The purchasing price per aircraft is …

Read more

Researchers reverse menopause and enable ovaries to release fertile eggs

A team claims to have found a way to rejuvenate post-menopausal ovaries, enabling them to release fertile eggs. The team says its technique has restarted periods in menopausal women, including one who had not menstruated in five years. If the results hold up to wider scrutiny, the technique may boost declining fertility in older women, …

Read more

Blade Runner 2 will be released January 12, 2018

The sequel to Blade Runner is officially set to begin filming this year for a 2018 release date. Harrison Ford is back. Original director Ridley Scott is an executive producer. There’s a press release and everything. Blade Runner 2 is real. Blade Runner 2 will begin filming this July and will be released on January …

Read more

Microtethered Drone never needs to land

The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) system is designed to provide long term persistent stare capabilities and enable reliable long distance communications. PARC uses CyPhy Works’ patented microfilament system to deliver extreme endurance, increased capabilities, and a smaller logistical footprint. PARC flies itself, so very little user training is required; and when operating the …

Read more

Breeding improvement in animals for insight into genetic enhancement for humans and looks positive for Transhuman genetic engineering of superintelligence

Selective breeding has been used on animals for hundreds of years and statistical methods for breeding selection has been used for over one hundred years. “Over the past 15 years, sprinters have improved faster than over the previous 150 years,” says Patrick Sharman of the University of Exeter. Sharman and Alastair Wilson, also at Exeter, …

Read more

New 65,000 ton british aircraft carrier powers up for the first time and should begin operational testing in 2016

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s huge diesel generators have been powered up for the first time at the home of the UK’s aircraft carrier programme in Rosyth. The move brings the 65,000-tonne future flagship of the Royal Navy closer to becoming an operational warship. The first of the ship’s four generators was officially started by defence procurement …

Read more

Hickman’s multi-year epic and altering the Marvel Universe

Jonathan Hickman has been writing a multi-year comic book epic at Marvel comics. The Avengers and New Avengers has been great plot and character driven stories. It is culminating in a new Secret Wars series. There are spoilers related to what has been written and there is a collection of the information that is online …

Read more

US fabricating 32 story modular high rise in 18 months

A factory in Brooklyn is churning out extremely precise, 450- to 950-square-foot apartments that will click and seal together to form the largest modular high-rise building in the world. At 32 stories of stacked modular apartments, developer Forest City Ratner’s “B2” building will surpass in height the 24-story student dorm erected in Wolverhampton, England, in …

Read more

Soft Exosuit could overcome problems with heavier exoskeletons

A DARPA and Harvard lightweight Soft Exosuit overcomes the drawbacks of traditional, heavier exoskeleton systems, such as power-hungry battery packs and rigid components that can interfere with natural joint movement. It is made of soft, functional textiles woven into a piece of smart clothing that is pulled on like a pair of pants, and is …

Read more