Researchers developing amazing skin-like space suits

September 19, 2014 3:45 PM

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According to a report from MIT, researchers are one step closer to engineering an active, streamlined “second-skin” spacesuit.

Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at MIT, and colleagues engineered active compression garments that integrate small, spring like coils that contract in response to heat. The coils are made from a shape-memory alloy (SMA), which is a type of material th...

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