Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bat Gadget

"Nate Ball, mechanical engineer, MIT grad, and co-founder of Atlas Devices, just might be the masked crusader. As a student at MIT, Nate entered a design competition for products that would help soldiers survive in the battlefield. His team’s idea was to create a Batman-like device called the Ascender that would enable soldiers to scale ropes at high speeds simply by pushing a trigger."

The device is now being used in both military and search and rescue operations, a huge achievement to say the least.

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