Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > The world's master minds

October 1st, 2005

The world's master minds

Abstract:
So, who does run our world? Politicians? Of course. Business leaders and central bankers? Perhaps. Scientists?

... talk to Professor Ned Thomas, the Director of MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. Professor Thomas is devising new materials with new properties. He's designing a suit for soldiers - what he calls a "combat suit" - that would be as flexible and comfortable as a vest, but which would morph into a rigid protection in the time it takes a bullet to go through it. The bullet hits the suit which would cover the soldier from head to foot; the suit becomes rigid enough to stop the bullet and then becomes flexible again.

Source:
bbc.co.uk

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related Links

Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Related News Press

Military

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

Nano-lipid particles from edible ginger could improve drug delivery for colon cancer, study finds September 8th, 2016

3-D graphene has promise for bio applications: Rice University-led team welds nanoscale sheets to form tough, porous material September 7th, 2016

Nanodiamonds in an instant: Rice University-led team morphs nanotubes into tougher carbon for spacecraft, satellites September 6th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic