New wetsuits will give military divers ability to stay underwater longer

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What’s the tough thing about underwater demolition and other operations is the water? It’s cold. Even with wet suits, military divers can only stay underwater so long. Now a team working for the Office of Naval Research has found a way to give neoprene wetsuits insulating power nearly equal to the fat on a seal. Michael Strano and Jacopo Buongiorno, MIT engineering professors, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about these suits.

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