Ed Driscoll


MIT AWARDED GRANT TO DESIGN HIGH-TECH BATTLE UNIFORM: According to Newsday.com, the school said Wednesday it has been awarded a five-year, $50 million dollar grant to develop the armor, which could detect threats and protect against projectiles and biological or chemical weapons.

All this would be achieved by developing particle-sized materials and devices — called “nanotechnology” — nestled into the uniform’s fabric.

Supercharged shoes could release energy when soldiers jump, propelling them over a 20-foot wall. Micoreactors could detect bleeding and apply pressure. Light-deflecting material could make the suit blend in with surroundings.

Thanks to Orrin Judd for submitting this link.