AUBURN – OCTOBER 16: Photo of the Auburn University logo at the top of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Auburn Tigers on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)The Auburn Tigers were hardly expected to walk into Tuscaloosa and beat the Crimson Tide on the road, but to lose 52-21 in a blowout may have taken some of the wind out of their sails.Unfortunately, with a 7-5 record on the season, they’re not going to be playing in one of the truly special bowl games like the Peach Bowl or Sugar Bowl.Luckily for the Tigers, they secured their spot in a bowl game weeks ago and now have plenty of options.The Birmingham Bowl, Texas Bowl, Music City Bowl, Independence Bowl, Belk Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Gator Bowl, and Outback Bowl are all on the table for SEC teams.CBS Sports analyst Jerry Palm thinks that we’ll see Auburn taking on Iowa State in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.Meanwhile, Eric Single of Sports Illustrated has Auburn slated to play Big Ten title game participant Northwestern in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.Finally, College Football News has Auburn taking on Temple in the Birmingham Bowl.The Auburn Tigers are 1-4 in bowl games under current head coach Gus Malzahn. Auburn’s last bowl win came in 2015, with a Birmingham Bowl win over Memphis.
zoom Image source: AtmelSouth Korean shipbuilding company Daewoo has brought a whiff of the future into its shipyards by introducing the concept of outfitting the shipyard workers with exoskeletons for lifting heavy objects, New Scientist reports. Image source: DSMEThe company claims that it is not out of the realm of possibility to see workers at the Daewoo shipyards donning the futuristic contraptions that would allow them to lift objects weighing up to 100 kilograms with ease.Exoskeletons are wearable motorized appendages for arms and legs that give the wearer superhuman strength.A 28-kilo flexible frame prototype was in the focus of the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) tests. The prototype made of carbon-reinforced plastic, aluminium and steel allows the wearer to move at normal speeds while burdened with a 30-kilo load.The future workable model which is currently being worked on will help workers lift loads of up to 100 kilograms.The battery-powered exoskeleton is strapped to the legs, arms and chest of the wearer. The frame with hydraulic joints powered by electric motors is in charge of bearing the actual load.World Maritime News Staff; August 7, 2014; Image: Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering