Heated Sleep Suit Uses Same Technology as Spacesuits, for Insomniacs, Not Astronauts

Dutch researchers have come up with a heated sleep suit that could help insomniacs and older people who suffer from disturbed sleeping patterns. A system of micropipes filled with water warms the patient, increasing their body temperature by just 0.4 degrees Celsius. At 35.4ºC, the body shifts from nocturnal… » 2/29/08 8:27am 2/29/08 8:27am

Revolutionary Biosuit Could Be the New Face of Space Wear

A professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at MIT has come up with a revolutionary new space suit that she hopes will take the place of the traditional, bulky number worn by astronauts over the past four decades. Although still only a prototype, Dava Newman's spandex and nylon Biosuit will… » 7/17/07 5:37am 7/17/07 5:37am