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New Camouflage Makeup Protects Soldiers Against the Intense Heat of Bomb Blasts

Posted By Charley Cameron On August 26, 2012 @ 1:13 pm In Design,Ecouterre | No Comments

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Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi have developed next-generation camouflage makeup which could protect soldiers against the intense heat of bombs blasts. The breakthrough material—presented by Professor Robert Lochhead at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society [4]—is applied in much the same way as sunscreen and creates a layer on the skin thinner than a single sheet of paper. The makeup can provide protection against the short, two-second intense thermal blasts which occur in an explosion for 15 seconds. Not only would this provide an additional safeguard for military personnel, but the makeup could also be used by firefighters [5] to provide valuable seconds to move to safety during an emergency.


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[4] 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_MULTICOLUMN_T5_33&node_id=737&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=fa669d4d-510e-46a7-a58f-0a6133cab5a6

[5] firefighters: http://www.ecouterre.com/elvis-kresses-smokin-hot-bags-accessories-are-made-recycled-fire-hoses/

[6] READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/next-generation-camouflage-makeup-shields-soldiers-from-bomb-blasts/

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