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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.

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