Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quick Power for Soldiers.

A new device developed by the U.S. Air Force has been created that allows for the direct transfer of power from an active power line.  This clever gadget allows soldiers to tap into much needed energy quickly without hassle.

An engineer at an Air Force research lab in Dayton, Ohio, has figured out how to harness electricity from power lines via a system called RAPS. RAPS is a connecting device that’s attached to the end of a long cable. When the device is thrown over a power line, a blade at the end pierces the power line and completes the circuit that brings electricity down to the soldier. And that can mean a lot in the desert or jungle.
 One problem though; how many power lines are in the desert and jungle?...

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