Forget about the Space Shuttle – here on Earth, well educated men and women have the job of defending themselves against domestic and foreign threats, such as the US Navy. As with any job, it works best when people have the right tools. According to Defense One, the Navy, in collaboration with MIT’s brains, has developed a way to treat diving suits so that the SEALs can withstand for hours icy cold water to give the seal seals an edge. Marine in cold climate threat. a few minutes.
If you’ve ever entered the sea or the lake on an autumn day, you know how cold the water is, but it’s nothing compared to the temperature of the water near the poles. The suits are made of neoprene to keep swimmers and surfers warm, but we’re talking about a different level. In a study published in the journal RSC Advances, MIT chemists Michael Strano and Jacopo Buongiorno describe their discovery that by injecting heavy inert gases such as xenon and argon into neoprene air pockets, the insulating capacity can be expanded. “Our process is unique in that it modifies an existing diving suit and makes it visibly more insulating,” Strano told Defense One via email. “So far, there are no compromises in terms of comfort, flexibility, skill, etc. The technology looks promising.”
This is good news for these SEALs, but also for surfers who are getting part of the consumer’s new discovery. Military or space technology is often reserved for the military, but others can sometimes benefit (you can now buy freeze-dried “space ice” if you wish). Longer days, when you can catch waves, very few people can refuse.