Archive for September, 2007

Generate Power Using Your Body Heat

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Dumpshocker User McUser (we’re sure it’s his real name, it’s a Shadowrun board *grin*) let us in on this story coming out of the Allied German States.  Thanks, omae. German scientists have found a way of transforming body heat into electricity using circuitry. The discovery means that we may be able to operate our mobile […]

Rocket-powered Cyberarms

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

You read that correctly. Apparently, batteries and motors aren’t cutting it. So researchers did what any self-respecting geek would do: they strapped rockets to it. Sorta. Rockets can help power robotic arms, which could help lead to “better, stronger, faster” bionic limbs, research now reveals. A new prototype rocket-powered mechanical arm can lift about 20 […]

Synthetic Muscle Replacement: Coming soon?

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Okay, so my little title might be a bit of a stretch (*grin*), but this article does give us the rundown on some fascinating advances in synthetic muscle tissue, and it’s it looks like some of the first applications of this R&D will be things that our shared game world has had since day one. […]