The Week In Numbers: Human Supertaskers, The Tallest Mountain In The Solar System, And More

Space mountains

Lillian Steenblik Hwang

25 kilometers: the height of the Martian peak Olympus Mons (see how mountains in our solar system compare here)

10,648 asteroids: have been identified as near-Earth objects as of February 1, 2014 (read how we're finding them before they find us here)

Space rocks everywhere

Jan Willem Tulp

71 percent: the increase in the amount of precipitation falling in very heavy events in the Northeastern U.S. since 1958

2 percent: the portion of humans who can multitask without getting worse at each task

25 monkeys: are now working for the Chinese air force

Standing at Attention

The Air Force monkeys and their handler stand at attention, before going on to dismantle treetop birds nests to keep the avian swarms from crashing into nearby aircraft.http://kj.81.cn

27,000 pounds: the carrying capacity of the U.S. Navy's new heavy-duty helicopter

King Stallion Undergoes Testing

Naval Air Systems Command

$2,000: the cost to develop a powerful, portable robotic exoskeleton

Titan Arm

Photograph by Marius Bugge

$90: the price of the first beard trimmer with a laser

Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 9100