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Superheros unite in the form of wax figures at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York. | Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press/Corbis
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10 Superhero Traits Tech Will Bestow

These technologies could give people the powers of their favorite superheroes.

March 8, 2013
1:50 PM EST
Yves Rossy uses a jetpack-like system to fly like a bird | Courtesy Yves Rossy
Exoskeletons assist movement and allow people to run farther and lift heavier loads. | Lockheed Martin
An armband reads electrical activity in the forearm muscles as the user gestures and translates that into a computer control. | Thalmic Labs
The NYPD is testing terahertz scanners to see whether a suspect is carrying a hidden weapon. | Courtesy NYPD
Nathan Landy and David Smith built a device that has a surface with tiny corrugations. The corrugations bend radio waves around an object, rendering the object invisible to detectors. | Duke University Photography
When frail human Steve Rogers was injected with a super serum, he became Captain America, the ultimate specimen of human perfection. | Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO/Nippon News/Corbis
When DC Comics WaveRider used a time machine to travel back to the past, he was merged with the time stream and gained the ability to travel through time at his own free will and to predict a person's future. | Wikimedia Commons
Liquid armor is lightweight and shields mortals from deathly impacts. | BAE Systems
Tiny, autonomous drug delivering particles would be injected into a person's bloodstream where they'd deliver molecules of medication anywhere in the body. | E.M. Pasieka/Science Photo Library/Corbis
Oh to breathe in a fish's garden. | Zena Holloway/Corbis

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