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Friday, January 22, 2010

Mystery Pic 107: What is it?

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Anonymous Mike said...

It looks like he is wearing bionic leg power.

Friday, January 22, 2010 3:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soldier with exoskeleton prototype for hiking and carrying heavy loads with ease.

Friday, January 22, 2010 3:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Geoff Walker said...

It's a powered exoskeleton used by the military to enhance performance and endurance. See

Geoff Walker

Friday, January 22, 2010 3:49:00 PM  
Blogger dighistory said...

This is a battery powered assist device that allows soldiers to carry heavy loads without undue stress to their legs and backs. It allows them to carry heavier loads with less effort.

Friday, January 22, 2010 3:52:00 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

It's a demo of Lockheed Martin's HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) exoskeleton. Originally by Barkeley Bionics, this one is upgraded with a fuel-cell power pack from Protonex, I believe.

Friday, January 22, 2010 3:54:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

According to Google's translation, it is a Human Universal Load Carrier. sure takes the fun out of the mistery pics!

Friday, January 22, 2010 4:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a soldier wearing a powered exoskeleton augmentation device.

Friday, January 22, 2010 4:24:00 PM  
Anonymous wingnut944 said...

Urine reservoir and drain system so soldiers don't have to undress to pee.

Friday, January 22, 2010 5:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Augmentation device.

Friday, January 22, 2010 6:07:00 PM  
Blogger ProfMcCord said...

It is a powered exoskeleton used by the military. Mike Egan pointed it out in one of his newsletters earlier in the week! I think Mike's newsletter actually is in the backpack!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010 6:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Josh said...

Besides the exoskeleton, he is wearing a uniform made from Ten Cate Defender textile which is more breathable and flame resistant.

Friday, January 22, 2010 7:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soldier going over dead elephants

Friday, January 22, 2010 7:54:00 PM  
Blogger Gamma Goblin said...

It's a scene from the new Stargate movie. That poor unfortunate soldier has a Goa'uld running up his leg.

Friday, January 22, 2010 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger mbeard said...

Actually, the picture is upside down... He is rehearsing "YMCA" for the Village People's reunion tour!

Friday, January 22, 2010 9:22:00 PM  
Blogger Ivar said...

It is obviously a device that instantly cleans your shoes should you step in dogshit while in combat. I want one!

Saturday, January 23, 2010 6:44:00 AM  
Blogger Erica Renee said...

It's the latest and greatest GI Joe action figure. Watch out for those exaggerated camera angles!

Saturday, January 23, 2010 8:12:00 AM  
Blogger MezzoToscano said...

Wow. Came straight here as soon as I checked the mail and plenty of people already got it right.

I may add a link as well:

Lockheed offers ready-to-go supersoldier exoskeleton • The Register

"US weaponry globocorp Lockheed is pleased to announce the unveiling of its newly-acquired powered exoskeleton intended to confer superhuman strength and endurance upon US soldiers.

Needless to say, corporate promo vid of the Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC™) is available [...]"

Saturday, January 23, 2010 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a new statue of George Bush to show his manly, courageous character.

Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Ross W Sargent said...

I think the guy is trying out the Berkeley Bionics Human Exoskeleton

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:17:00 AM  

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