Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Robo Soldier

A nanotechnologist in Texas has come up with a way of producing a super-fabric with 100 times the strength of human muscle. The Pentagon now wants him to develop a super-suit for its soldiers.

The Pentagon is hoping that a new type of suit will give its soldiers super-human powers. It would be made from a newly developed super-strong but super-lightweight fabric that could stop bullets and increase the soldiers muscle power up to a hundredfold.

The US military has long been searching for an "Exoskeleton" that would amplify the muscle strength of combat soldiers. However, up until now each attempt had been too inefficient, cumbersome or mechanical to be used.

Now the superpower's military is hoping to profit from the findings of nanotechnologist Ray Baughman from the University of Texas. He has managed to develop chemically grown nanotubes, which are like tiny muscles. The microscopically tiny particles contract when an electrical voltage is applied and get their energy from a mini fuel cell, that runs on hydrogen and oxygen. The mini muscles are a hundred times stronger than human muscle tissue -- and can be woven into a fabric that would contract when heated and go back to its original shape when cooled.


At 4:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope we will not be seeing some comedian in a lab creating Rhino or Punisher suits out of Marvel Comics.

I am picturing the familiar Mr Beamish logo in a Punisher get up.
This would be a kinder and gentler Mr Beamish.

At 5:52 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Personally I'm looking for a Green Lantern design.

At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You missed the Ducky decapitation yeasterday. It was a classic.

As long as Jigsaw doesn't show up we are safe.

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

This is pretty cool... Nanotech, just like in Star Trek...

I wonder how long it will take them to develop this for internal use, rendering surgery, ect. obsolete.

At 7:04 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Sadly, I wonder too how the exoskeleton will be funded. It's all we can do to get the Dems to pay for basics, and now they want to cut troop funding altogether.

At 7:26 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

wow imagine making our troops even more impenetrable..Hoooooo rahhhhhhh!

At 9:46 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

This is the perfect example of how Americans are always are defeated. You rely on your technology but you don't have the stomach. You were beaten by little men wearing black pajamas in Vietnam and now you are losing to IED's and suicide bombers in Iraq and Afghanistan. With all your technology you still lose.

At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


This sounds like a new John Brown pen name. Anum Muhktar was another John Brown alias.

Check your site meter for Brooklyn hits.

At 10:46 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I do have one from Brooklyn but the time period is off. I don't think it's John Brown. This troll isn't nearly as smart.

brooke...I definitely want one of these suits.

At 10:51 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Actually...nanotechnology has been around for quite some time now. Those Dockers pants you see that are stain resistant even when liquid is poured directly onto the pants uses nanotechnology.
Please don't ask for specifics...But you can look here.

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

Looks like a great idea to me.

Unh, your troll said Americans are always defeated! LOL! This poor misguided soul must be getting his history from the Middle East or else he's never read anything other than a comic book in his entire life. Seems he doesn't like the idea of our soldiers being stronger. Good! :)

At 1:25 PM, Blogger nanc said...

nah, gayle - probably some poli-sci teacher at one of our finer universities~!


At 2:09 PM, Blogger benning said...

I hope the scientist is being guarded and his research kept under lock-and-key!

At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how cool is this. Does it make all your muscles stronger?

At 6:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey diversity, tell it to Saddam.

Tech has kept the US on top and will continue to do so for the forseeable future. I just wish the Chargers could use them as uniforms.

At 7:23 AM, Blogger Urban Infidel said...

I'd love one of these for the subway!

At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You say that Americans only rely on technology and that we dont have the stomach to fight.

I have one word for you, Fallujah.

Our troops went house to house and cleared out your Jihadi friends. Man for Man your insurgents are no match for our troops.

How many cities or towns do they hold in Iraq? Its not for a lack of trying. They fail in every attempt.

They are only good at killing unarmed civilians. They just dont have much stomach for fighting armed Americans.

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the kind of technology today's soldier needs.

Good timing. My stepdaughter leaves for Parris Island on Jan. 29th.


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