New Warpaint Will Help Protect Soldiers From Searing Bomb Blasts
Sep 05, 2012 13:35
Imagine a makeup that could protect your face from the intense heat of roadside
bomb attacks? That's what researchers in the U.S. are currently working
that could possibly save countless of soldiers.
The unique formulation is said to be able to protect exposed skin for up to 15 seconds before its own
temperature climbs to the point where a mild first-degree burn is
possible. Some tests showed that it lasted for up to 60
seconds, which is considered as adequate time for soldiers to get out of harms way.
So far, the researchers have only conducted tests using pig skin. There are also plans to see if the formulation could be used on the
outside of fabric, to protect clothing, tents, and other material from
burning. There are also plans to develop a colorless version for