Flexible Armor Suit

A pressure suit that, while flexible, becomes rigid like armor upon impact. (Read the full article)

"In "The Jetsons" episode titled "Test Pilot" ('62-'63 season) George wore/tested one (and it held up to everything except being washed in water...)
(I remember watching that episode; as I recall, the matter of the suit being flexible was implied, not stated. Whew, that was a while ago...
(DZA 2/15/2006 9:16:50 AM )
"someone could use these products to go on a crime spree. are these products giong to made for consumer usage"
(virgil 7/10/2006 1:06:31 PM )
"What would be the point? Maybe, though like not, some use in a car crash. Maybe baseball pitchers, for protection against liners. "
(Brian H 8/26/2007 2:40:48 PM )
"also appears as "karatand" glove that hardens under pressure apparently for karate moves, in "Stand on Zanzibar" by John Bruner, pub. 1968. Presume both Niven and Bruner based this on something in the news back then."
(sfguy 8/26/2007 9:48:29 PM )

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