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Instead of a Wheel Chair, How About an Exoskeleton? 232

New submitter the_newsbeagle writes "This year, Ekso Bionics will roll out its most sophisticated exoskeleton ever. The company's robotic walking suit, called the Ekso, allows paraplegics to get back on their feet and walk on their own. The first commercial model will be sold to rehab hospitals for on-site physical therapy, but the company plans to have a model ready for at-home physical therapy by the end of 2012. In a few years, they plan to sell an Ekso that a paraplegic person can wear to the post office, to work, etc."

Submission + - MechWarrior: Living Legends 0.5.0 Open Beta (

tropophobia writes: Award winning ( Crysis Wars multiplayer mod MechWarrior: Living Legends ( just released version 0.5 of their public Beta. Besides improvements to gameplay and new mechs, the version also support a Deathmatch style Solaris Arena game mode. They even got George Ledoux to reprise his role as the original announcer Duncan Fisher from Mechwarrior: Mercenaries.
Release announcement and download link here (

Comment So why need a BIOS in the first place? (Score 3, Interesting) 66

BIOS does actually very little these days. The OS re-initializes most devices anyway on boot, using BIOS values only for reference. From first look, this release kind of makes BIOS obsolete. If it knows how to fix BIOS misconfiguration, then it can also configure it in the first place. The rest can be taken care by the OS.

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