MIT robotic exoskeleton

exoskeleton-enlarged.jpg

MIT grad student Conor Walsh and the leg exoskeleton he and other researchers have developed. [Photo: Samuel Au / MIT News] MIT researchers have created a wearable robotic exoskeleton to help soldiers carry heavier loads on their backpacks. Powered legs like those could one day help elderly and disabled people gain more mobility and carry things around more easily, but since this is DARPA funded work soldiers have priority. Sorry, grandma. 

Source: MIT robotic exoskeleton struts out of the lab, carries grad student with it

Computer Speakers: Bose in the Market

Bose is making a high end offering for computer users: “FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) – Bose Corp. introduced new US$399 speakers on Tuesday designed to provide top-quality sound from a desktop and capitalize on the emergence of the computer as a home music centre.” link: Bose Corp. offers desktop speakers for computer users seeking high-end sound At that price point, the value of the speakers may far exceed the value of some of the aging computer systems. So this is another item to add to the list of the ideal system… Catherine

Play with Blogger Play.

The new Blogger Play is randomness at it’s best.

Blogger Play will show you a never-ending stream of images that were just uploaded to public Blogger blogs. You can click the image to be taken directly to the blog post it was uploaded to, or click “show info” to see an overlay with the post title, a snippet of the body, and some profile information about the blogger who uploaded it.

Just click here and enjoy.