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hydraulic

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Wearable robots for the paralyzed take a step forward

A next-gen exoskeleton, now on sale, highlights how the latest robots are merging science fiction with reality.

By February 2, 2016

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How to buy the best convertible

Convertibles are all about fresh air, fun and freedom. Here's how to find the one that's right for you.

By January 29, 2016

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How to buy the best hybrid

Need a little more electricity in your life, but aren't ready for an EV? You've got options.

By January 26, 2016

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This breath-powered muscle suit takes the edge off of heavy lifting

Japanese company Innophys has developed a hydraulic muscle suit that can carry up to 30 kilograms of a heavy load.

By December 15, 2015

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Birdly's Oculus Rift and flapping machine combo lets you 'fly' (Tomorrow Daily 151)

We're very entertained and intrigued by Birdly, a contraption offering a first-person view of what it's like to soar above civilization as a bird. Unfortunately, you won't be dropping bombs on car windshields or stealing french fries from beachgoers. Sorry, seagull LARPers!

By March 26, 2015

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Birdly uses VR, a fan and your flapping arms to simulate flight (Tomorrow Daily 151)

On today's show, Ashley and Khail check out bird-flight simulator Birdly (complete with hydraulic flapping arm mechanism), a father and son in China turning spare car parts into huge model Transformers, and explain how Boeing's newest patent reminds us of sci-fi force fields. #TDJunk

By March 26, 2015

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1962 Alcatraz escape was survivable, scientists show how

A famous prison-break mystery gets a new wrinkle as scientists examine a hydraulic model that gives the escapees a brief window for a survivable run.

By December 16, 2014

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Tiny robots powered by living muscle tissue

Rather than hydraulic actuators, springs or hinges, these tiny "bio-bots" are powered by living muscle tissue.

By July 6, 2014

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QWERTY keyboard pumps out hydraulic cocktails

Russian artist invents a contraption that uses a QWERTY keyboard to mix cocktails based on which letters are pushed. It then squeezes the liquid through an LCD-style display.

By September 27, 2011

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Project Zero tiltrotor shows off battery-powered flight

At the Paris Air Show, AgustaWestland shows off an exotic single-person aircraft designed to investigate all-electric, no-hydraulic flight systems.

By June 18, 2013