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(New Scientist)   Cybernetic glove triples endurance. Strong interest from adult entertainment industry   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 63
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2004-10-08 08:56:04 AM  
I kick that box and shove it back on the shelf.

evolved, you keep your power gloves off her!

/wizard
 
2004-10-08 09:08:44 AM  
That's wicked cool! A great idea, using the increased vasularity of the hands and feet sort of like a radiator. This should really change things in the contexts described in the article.
 
2004-10-08 09:24:36 AM  
I still jerk off manually.
 
2004-10-08 09:27:15 AM  
Yeah, the 'cybernetic' was misleading, but hey - that's what exhaustion does to you. It also makes you smelly like cheese.
 
2004-10-08 09:29:37 AM  
cybernetic glove != frozen hand vacuum tube
cybernetic glove == awesome
frozen hand vacuum tube == not
 
2004-10-08 09:59:03 AM  
These guys could be working on some kind of cure.... for something.... instead they are working on something that bowler's solved 30 years ago with a simple freakin vent near the ball return. A similar invention could help other athletes who don't have access to bowling ball return machines... it's called a fan. Seriously, it seems like taking the 2 minutes to put on that goofy a&* device could just as easily be spent puttin your freakin hand in front of a fan... I guess we needed the ultimate in subatmospheric technology.. Most athletes wear gloves anyway... they would have to take them off and then put that thing on.. and then do it all over again. Who are they helping with this?? lol
 
2004-10-08 10:02:23 AM  
Nevermind.. apparently this really helps cool the entire body and increases endurance quite a bit. I don't think it improves as much as they say in this article, but who knows
 
2004-10-08 10:40:43 AM  
This thing could do wonders for people who suffer from heat realted trauma, like the elderly or people with MS.
 
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2004-10-08 10:51:17 AM  
 
2004-10-08 11:00:34 AM  
the new sound cooling design from ben and jerry's might help make this portable...

Ben & Jerry's Uses Sound to Chill Ice Cream
 
2004-10-08 01:32:51 PM  
aquarius: The problem there is that the sound-based freezer can only run when it's closed, so it doesn't pop the eardrums of everyone in a fairly wide radius. It would be rather hard to construct a soundproof structure that you can still stick your hand into, and still have it be portable. (And even if you could, would the sound energy just run up your arm and do ruinous damage to your fragile internal organs? Sounds like a fun experiment to run on a telemarketer or other universally-disliked sort.)
 
2004-10-08 01:43:53 PM  
worst headline ever. Before you go and "make up" a head line atleast read the article.
 
2004-10-08 02:48:08 PM  


"With such devices, you could send a soldier in a chemical protective overgarment out into the desert, where he would normally have a limited survival time, and he could survive indefinitely with peak cognitive function.
 
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