New material could protect troops from WMD attacks

Fox News:
US military aims to combat chemical threats with ‘smart uniform’

The uniforms could be made of fabric that contains tiny carbon nanotubes that function as channels to let water vapor out, but at the same time block biological agents like viruses from entering. Each tube is tiny in diameter: a human hair is roughly 5,000 times wider. The lab said that that’s small enough to keep out biological hazards like the dengue virus.
This would be a real advance over the protective suits worn by the troops in the invasion of Iraq when they were trying to find Saddam's WMD.


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