Nanoclothes

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has won a $50 million contract with the U.S. Army to design clothes for soldiers. Susan Stamberg talks with Professor Ned Thomas, director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. He explains some of the goals in using nanotechnology to design fabrics, for example, that will be harder for an enemy to see, or could harden to become a cast if a soldier breaks a bone.

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