Science Friday (Two Days Late!): Exoskeleton! Do Want!
Woah. This is the coolest project I have ever seen. Some Japanese students have built a light-weight exoskeleton that extends the ability of the human body, using only aluminum tubing, plastic, and aluminum plates. The level of want that I feel inside right now is unimaginable. Start watching the video about 2 minutes in to see the practical tests; otherwise, begin at the beginning to watch the build process.