posted on May, 6 2004 @ 11:01 AM
Thanks JCMinJapan. To quote:
The day may come when those in need of such protection can don a bulletproof vest no bulkier than a T-shirt. Such robust raiment is possible due to
the work of Ray Baughman and colleagues at the University of Texas, Dallas, and Trinity College, Dublin, who have developed carbon nanotube fibers
tougher than any similar material found in nature or made by humans. In addition to being three times sturdier than spider's silk, these fibers can
conduct electricity, making it possible to manufacture clothes with embedded microsensors that might measure temperature and heart rate.
Wow. this takes house arrest to a whole new dimension. The microsensors could measure certain identifiable metrics on your body and eliminate the
need for the shackle. On the flip side, it takes espionage to a whole new level too. Want to know about the health of a certain foreign leader?
This makes it possible, instead of spying in hospitals.