Friday, February 28, 2003

Newsweek  --  Sci-Fi War Uniforms?MIT gets grant for a first use of nano-tech -- futuristic military uniforms.

Nanotechnology: MIT and the Army team up to design the perfect protection for soldiers

“If you had a magic wand, what would you change?” Soldier after soldier replied he’d like a lighter load and “waterproofed everything.”

Kevlar can’t be made waterproof, so one researcher came up with a way to deposit nano layers of Teflon onto garments. The coating adds only .001 pound.

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