In the olden days, the only scoring your sword logged was the kind that left your opponent mangled. The olden days sucked.
DARPA's Wound Stasis program launched in 2010 and is bearing impressive fruit. Wound stasis is meant to stanch internal bleeding and would be aided by a new foam that conforms to the victim's abdominal cavity. Pre-clinical trials showed improved survival rates for lethal liver injuries that are up to three hours old, from 8% to a whopping 72%.
If your greatest fear is the earth being taken over by an army of self-replicating robots, well, maybe you should stop reading right now. This here is a robot that can make more robots.
This may look like a weird, foam cube. And it is! But it's also a chair, one of the cleverest I've ever seen. Look closely: in the middle of the cube, the triangular voids are larger. They're meticulously placed, actually,...