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Police Officers Keep Cool in the Heat With Air-Conditioned Bulletproof Vests
Posted By Nicole Abene On May 19, 2012 @ 11:59 am In Features,Innovation,Wearable Technology | No Comments
If you’ve ever seen police officers walking around in full gear during a heat wave, you’ve probably felt a little faint just looking at them. Lucky for them, scientists from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology  (EMPA) have devised a new “smart” protective garment  that cools down your body instead of keeping it heated up. With a mini-fan and a cooling water system, police officers are way more likely to be able to stay cool under pressure. Click ahead  to check out this innovative new garment!
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 Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology: http://www.ecouterre.com/most-luxurious-necktie-ever-scientists-weave-fabric-from-24-karat-/
 “smart” protective garment: http://www.livescience.com/20276-air-conditioned-clothes-heat-police-officers.html
 Click ahead: http://www.ecouterre.com/bulletproof-vests-with-built-in-ac-keep-swiss-police-officers-cool-in-the-heat/
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