We Have the Technology

The BBC reports that American and South Korean scientists are developing “bionic” muscles:

Writing in Science, they say these artificial muscles are 100 times more powerful than the body’s own.

They said they could even be used in “exoskeletons” to give superhuman strength to certain professions such as firefighters, soldiers and astronauts.

Two types of muscle are being investigated by US researchers at the Nanotech Institute at the University of Texas in Dallas, working with colleagues from South Korea.

Both release the chemical energy of fuels, such as hydrogen and alcohol, while consuming oxygen.

Man, now I really want a cell phone that plays mp3 ringtones.