Stryk Robot Sparring Trainer

The RXT-1 is currently on Kickstarter
The RXT-1 is currently on Kickstarter
Stryk

While many fighters train with a punching bag, it’s not really a fair fight – after all, the bag can’t punch back. Stryk’s new RXT-1 training robot, however, does exactly that.

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Patch Senses Food Spoilage

The needles can actually pierce through plastic packaging to test the food beneath
The needles can actually pierce through plastic packaging to test the food beneath
Felice Frankel

We’ve already heard about so-called “microneedle patches” that are used for the painless and sustained release of medication through the skin. Now, MIT scientists have adapted the technology for the detection of spoiled food.

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New Commencal Meta Power E-Bike

The 2021 Commencal Meta Power ebike features the new Shimano EP8 motor
The 2021 Commencal Meta Power ebike features the new Shimano EP8 motor
Commencal

The Shimano Steps series of electric bike motors have long felt quite decent and smooth to ride, but they’ve fallen behind on torque since Bosch started extracting 85 Nm from its Performance Line CX motors, and an update has perhaps been overdue.

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Weapon Wednesday – New Bite Sleeve for Military Dogs

The new bite sleeve more accurately simulates the texture of human skin
The new bite sleeve more accurately simulates the texture of human skin
US Army

The US Army has developed a more realistic bite sleeve for training military working dogs. Worn by the trainer during biting exercises, the protective silicone and Kevlar sleeve looks and feels more like a human arm when bitten, but still shields the wearer from harm. read more

Weapon Wednesday – The Gremlins X-61A Air Vehicle

The X-61A vehicle in flight below an Air Force C-130
The X-61A vehicle in flight below an Air Force C-130
DARPA

DARPA has announced that its unmanned Gremlins X-61A air vehicle has completed a second round of aerial tests at the US Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. In late July 2020, the agency completed multiple air-vehicle ground and recovery tests as part of the Gremlins program to develop drone swarming systems. read more

Toyota’s Lunar Cruiser

Artist's concept of the JASA/Toyota lunar rover
Artist’s concept of the JASA/Toyota lunar rover
JAXA

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation have released the official nickname for their manned pressurized, long-range lunar rover that is powered by fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology. It’s been dubbed the Lunar Cruiser.

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Skydrive’s First Public Test Flight

The SD-03 made its public flight debut on August 25 at the Toyota test field in Japan's Aichi prefecture
The SD-03 made its public flight debut on August 25 at the Toyota test field in Japan’s Aichi prefecture
SkyDrive

After taking to the air in April on what was billed Japan’s first manned multirotor test flight, Tokyo-based SkyDrive has now revealed that its new slicker SD-03 model made its first public demonstration flight earlier this week. read more

Mobi X Expandable Camping Trailer

Straight out of Expedition Overland

The Mobi X sets up into a roomy, well-equipped base camp for two to six people
The Mobi X sets up into a roomy, well-equipped base camp for two to six people
Mobi
Every time we think we’ve seen every possible style and configuration of teardrop/squaredrop trailer, a totally different spin on the genre pops up, often in the Southern Hemisphere. Joining recent Australian innovations like the AOR Sierra, Lumberjack Birdsville and BRS Sherpa comes the South African-designed Mobi X. This tear tucks down tiny inside a fiberglass monohull on the way to camp, but slides out, drops down, pops up and swings around into a large living space with everything a family or group of buddies needs, including the ever-important toilet and shower, a huge kitchen area built to create serious meals and loads of compartmentalized storage.

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Bomb Sniffing Cyborg Locusts?

Locusts could one day be used to sniff out explosives
Locusts could one day be used to sniff out explosives
Raman Lab

In the near(ish) future we could be using cyborg locusts as sniffer dogs to detect explosives, according to a new proof of concept study. A team showed that locusts could smell different amounts of explosive chemicals in the air to track the location of a bomb, and these detections can be picked up by reading their brain waves. read more

Video Podcast – I Want to be a Spaceman

by: Brent Smith

So now Fauci has now come up with something new to further scare and burden the already frightened American public.

People are already freaked out and you’re gonna add to it? What a jerk!

He wants us to add goggles, a face shield, or other form of eye protection on top of the mask.

What’s next, eye protection – a chastity belt – what?

Just keep moving goal post Fauci!

But no doubt, much to the Doctor’ delight, you’ll never believe what someone has come up with.

You’ll have to watch to find out, and son of a gun, it’s nothing new. read more