A U.S. Army contractor has developed an Iron Man-like suit that can amplify human strength by up to 20 times. (You’d almost be able to lift Biggs, then!) The suit, developed by Salt Late City-based robotics house Sarcos, is expected to go into trials next year. If all the bugs are worked out—the battery currently only lasts about 30 minutes per charge—the Army says it may one day actually be used in the battlefield. In the meantime, it’ll be limited to auxiliary roles like lifting cargo.
So yeah, pretty awesome, and exactly the type of thing I want to see my tax dollars going toward.