Your Own Superhero Suit

So you want to be a super hero, right? Forget super powers, the first step in the super hero direction is to get your own super suit and that could be becoming a reality thanks to d3o (dee-three-oh) .

d30 is a material made-up from specially engineered molecules. The material is flexible under normal coniditions, allowing movement but when put under duress it hardens protecting the wearer. It’s going to be getting it’s first real test at this year Winter Olymipics with members of both the US and Canadian giant slalom teams wearing it for protection.

It will be interesting to see how the substance performs and whether it will find it’s way into everyday items, could this be the end for biker leathers.

[d3o found via Med Gadget]

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