This week on engineering newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV:

• Felix "Fearless" Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier by skydiving from an incredible height of 24 miles about the earth.
• NASA and the IHMC, with Oceaneering SpaceSystems of Houston, have developed the X1 robotic exoskeleton to either assist or inhibit movement in leg joints.
• Exercise gets more attractive with FitWet's Jet Bike that combines a stationary, underwater bike with a personal jetted tub.
• The Office of Naval Research is evaluating the second railgun prototype launcher, which is a long-range naval weapon developed by General Atomics, that fires projectiles using electricity.
• Helsinki Institute of Information Technology and the Max Plank Institute of Informatics have created a high-tech vibrating glove that utilizes sensors to steer users' hands to objects of interest.

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