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Article: Wired on lightweight deep sea diving suits

We’ve already seen something about one of the US Navy’s recent requests for new research: a device to monitor divers’ vital signs, and – if necessary – counteract incipient decompression sickness.

Exploring the deep ocean requires immensely complex, robust technology, as the human body is powerless against the forces found there. Wired.com reports on another US Navy requirement. It wants someone (anyone!) to develop a flexible, lightweight (under 400 pounds/180 kilograms) one-man deep sea diving suit to replace the mini submersibles and extremely bulky, unmanoeuvreable one man suits that they currently use. A flexible suit would make salvage of items and travel on the ocean floor a cinch.

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