World’s first “Mech Warrior” becomes reality

“Japanese robotics and machineries manufacturer Sakakibara-Kikai has developed the world’s first bi-pedal exoskeleton, bringing the battlemechs and cyborg technology found in sci-fi movies and novels into reality. This mechanatron is similar to those found in movies such as the Imperial Scout Walker (AT-ST) found in Star Wars. Previously, there was a similar mechanatron also created in Japan by Tmsuk called Enryu. Although Enryu is much faster than Land Walker, it uses caterpillar-like tracks rather than legs to move.”

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21st century science: the urine-powered battery

“Those scientists are at it again… they’ve already done a number on number two and now they’re looking out for number one. They’ve developed a paper-thin battery that’s actually powered by urine. Intuitively, the battery is being used in test kits for diseases such as diabetes, such that the urine that’s being analyzed is able to provide the electricity needed to power the kit. Bril! The battery is made from a layer of copper chloride-steeped paper sandwiched between layers of magnesium and copper, and it’s coming to a test kit near you.”

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Using Drupal with

Did you know that you can use digg’s integrated blogging with Drupal’s open source content management system (CMS)? This functionality allows you to post a story directly to your blog without having to repost or copy/paste. WordPress and Drupal use the same blogging API, so set up digg’s blogging configuration as though you were a WordPress user.

1. Navigate to the digg account edit page – (replace username with your own username)
2. In the “blog preferences” frame:
– Select “WordPress” for your “type of blog”.
– For the “blog username”, enter your Drupal user ID.
– For the “blog password”, enter your Drupal password.
– For the “url of blog”, enter the URL of your web site like so – “”. Make sure that you type out the full URL with “http://” or it won’t work.
3. Find a story that you want to highlight in your blog. Click “blog this” on the story, and follow the simple instructions.

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