Protecting soldiers with nanoscale materials

from the Uncle-Sam-wants-Nano dept.
The October 2002 issue of Technology Review features relatively near-term applications of nanoscale science and technology to protecting and arming future soldiers. Part of the material on super soldiers and building tomorrow's body armor is available on the web: "Nano materials could provide future soldiers with super strength, protection against bioweapons and even a way to communicate covertly." The rapidly escalating interest in and support for applying nanotechnology for defensive military purposes (see Nanodot post of April 8, 2002) complicates the task of those proposing to limit or eliminate military uses of nanotechnology (see, for example, Nanodot post of July 15, 2002).

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