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Batman Hook Gives Troops Electricity on the Fly

You’re a soldier in stuck in the middle of nowhere. Need to charge your cell phone? Fret no more. Check out this new video from LabTV about a Bat hook-like device that allows troops to tap into nearby power lines for electricity:

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Military Vehicle Keeps Roads Clear for Troops

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs), also known as roadside bombs, are the deadliest threat facing U.S. troops in the Afghanistan War and they are the weapon of choice for many insurgent groups.

To better protect U.S. troops from IEDs, civilian mechanics at the Anniston Army Depot in Alabama have built the Assault Breacher Vehicle – a 64-ton tank nicknamed “the Shredder.”

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Video: Cornell University’s Surface Tension Adhesive Device

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Making a Superhero

Superheroes

If you ever thought crime-fighting comic book superheroes were just fantasy, think again. And not just Batman’s fancy car and Iron Man’s high-tech suit – we’re talking real super powers.

Engineers have now produced two devices that will bring to life Superman’s x-ray vision and Spider-Man’s ability to crawl up walls.

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