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    Default Science Breakthrough: Plate Armor is Heavy

    Researchers in the U.K. have discovered that 15th century knights who wore heavy suits of armor into battle got tired a lot faster than soldiers who went unarmored.

    Yeah seriously, THIS is why I labeled this thread "What we call the news." Because stuff like this passes for news. -_-

    There was a time, back before the invention of the Uzi and the atom bomb, when the King's finest soldiers rode into battle dressed in gleaming, head-to-toe armor that protected them from the slings, arrows and pithy insults of their lower-class adversaries. Armored knights were literally the tanks of the medieval battlefield. But modern tanks aren't without their weaknesses and neither were their centuries-old counterparts. Those armor-plated duds were seriously heavy, weighing in at anywhere from 60 to 110 pounds, which lead researcher Dr. Graham Askew of the University of Leeds described as "a huge fraction of the wearer's body weight."

    Enter science! Four volunteers who take part in reenactments for the Royal Armories at Leeds were suited up in "exact replica" armor from England, Gothic Germany and Italy, and then put onto a treadmill. Researchers measuring their oxygen intake, carbon dioxide production and the precise movement of their limbs found that walking and running while wearing armor required double the normal amount of energy, while the heavy breast and back plates made things even worse by preventing wearers from taking long, deep breaths.

    And it's not just the raw weight that's problematic, but also how it was carried in the field. Modern soldiers carry comparable loads in backpacks, yet have far greater mobility and endurance. "We found there was a big difference: it is much more 'expensive' to carry the load as a suit of armor than it is to carry the load in a backpack," Askew said.

    "We were interested to find out why that was - and one of the main reasons is that if you wear a suit of armor, a lot of the weight is carried on the legs - about 7 to 8 kilograms [15 to 17 pounds] of it," he explained. "And this means when you walk and you swing your legs, you are requiring a lot more muscular effort, and that costs you a lot more energy."

    The French learned this the hard way at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, when their numerically superior force was overwhelmed and slaughtered by an invading English army after an exhausting slog through about 300 meters of mud. And while it may seem silly to "confirm" that knowledge 600 years later - "plate armor is heavy" isn't exactly the most revolutionary breakthrough ever - this is the first time that anyone's ever gone at it scientifically.

    "It is interesting to use scientific method to answer these questions, and it confirms what we have always suspected - heavy armor would very much reduce your ability to run around," said Thom Richardson, keeper of armors at the Royal Armories at Leeds. But despite the obvious downsides, its value in battle was very real, he added. "No-one wears stuff on the battlefield if it isn't useful."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilestDeath View Post
    Researchers in the U.K. have discovered that 15th century knights who wore heavy suits of armor into battle got tired a lot faster than soldiers who went unarmored.
    Oh, Really??


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    I find it ironic that a German coined the phrase "Kiss my ass."

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    http://kotaku.com/5824147/oslo-terro...craft-as-cover

    Alright, it may be Columbine and Virginia Tech all over again. Apparently sociopaths don't exist just so long as a murderer is into video games. Hey, that's reasonable right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Black View Post
    http://kotaku.com/5824147/oslo-terro...craft-as-cover

    Alright, it may be Columbine and Virginia Tech all over again. Apparently sociopaths don't exist just so long as a murderer is into video games. Hey, that's reasonable right?
    well if they used mw2 wont they just go around trying to knife folks xD


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    Lucas loses Star Wars copyright case at Supreme Court
    Andrew Ainsworth with a Stormtrooper helmet Mr Ainsworth sells his Stormtrooper costumes for up to ?1,800

    A prop designer who made the original Stormtrooper helmets for Star Wars has won his battle with director George Lucas over his right to sell replicas.

    Andrew Ainsworth, 62, of south London, successfully argued the costumes were functional not artistic works, and so not subject to full copyright laws.

    Judges at the Supreme Court upheld a 2009 Court of Appeal decision allowing Mr Ainsworth to continue selling them.

    But they also ruled that the director's copyright had been violated in the US.

    Mr Ainsworth told the BBC: "This is a massive victory, a total victory, we've already got the champagne out."

    He said he went to court on a principle and he was not going to allow the director to "buy his soul".
    'David and Goliath'

    The ruling about violating US copyright was a moot point, he added, as all it meant was that he could not sell his outfits there, which he had already stopped doing.
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    "Art is like a Rodin sculpture, film production is an industry and that's what these products are, they were always industrial designs," he said.

    "I am proud to report that in the English legal system David can prevail against Goliath if his cause is right. If there is a force, then it has been with me these past five years."

    Both the Court of Appeal and the High Court had already ruled in Mr Ainsworth's favour in his multi-million pound battle with Mr Lucas's production company.

    The father-of-two has been selling copies of his plastic composite armour and helmets - from the original 1977 film - for eight years.

    He uses the same studio in Twickenham from which he made the original costumes, and charges up to ?1,800.

    In 2004, Lucasfilm sued for $20m (?12m) arguing he did not hold the intellectual property rights and had no right to sell them - a point upheld by a US court.

    But the judgement could not be enforced because the designer held no assets in the US, so the battle moved to the UK.

    The Star Wars creator, worth an estimated ?2bn, claimed Mr Ainsworth was breaching his copyright.

    He took his case to the High Court in 2008, Court of Appeal a year later, and earlier this year to the Supreme Court - the highest court in the land.

    That court has now also ruled that the 3D works should not be considered sculptures, which means their copyright protection is 15 years from the date they were marketed, and had therefore expired.

    But the judges agreed with Lucasfilm lawyers that the director's copyright had been violated in the US by Mr Ainsworth selling his costumes there.

    They ruled that those infringed rights were enforceable in the UK, banning him from selling his outfits in the US.
    'Anomaly'

    A Lucasfilm spokesman said the court's decision maintained "an anomaly of British copyright law under which the creative and highly artistic works made for use in films... may not be entitled to copyright protection in the UK".

    The company said that protection would have been given in "virtually every other country in the world".

    On the issue of the jurisdiction of UK courts over infringements abroad, the company said: "The judgement is an important step in modernising UK law and bringing it into line with the EU."

    The spokesman added: "Lucasfilm remains committed to aggressively protecting its intellectual property rights relating to Star Wars in the UK and around the globe."
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    We still got the Oslo massacre all over the news, nothing interesting, oh wait... no just the royal family being ****tards.

    Nothing to see on the Danish news people. Move along
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    Turban bomb kills mayor in southern Afghan city

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    Militants fighting Afghan government in a new tactic, hardly imagined by security forces, targeted and killed the mayor of Kandahar city, 450 km south of Afghan capital Kabul, in his office on Wednesday.

    To target government officials, the militants had often in the past strapped explosive devices in their bodies or wore explosive vests and hunted the prey.
    However, this time they organized turban bomb suicide attack in Taliban former stronghold Kandahar, officials confirmed.

    "Ghulam Haider Hamidi, the mayor of Kandahar, was in meeting with some people when a man placed explosive device in his turban entered the meeting hall and blew it up, killing the mayor and injured another,"a statement released by kandahar's provincial administration said.

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    The attacker was also killed in his explosion, it stated.
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    Air Force finds multiple toxins in blood of woozy F-22 pilots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Black View Post
    http://kotaku.com/5824147/oslo-terro...craft-as-cover

    Alright, it may be Columbine and Virginia Tech all over again. Apparently sociopaths don't exist just so long as a murderer is into video games. Hey, that's reasonable right?
    That is one of the funniest articles I've ever read. MW2 be a training simulator? Did it teach him that he could bunny hop his way out of a gunfight? Or is this where he got the idea that knives kill instantly and have a farther reach than guns?


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