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2006-02-25 10:20:00

BALTIMORE -- U.S. and Canadian skiers banging through the slalom gates at the Olympics are benefiting from new fluid armor technology that is also being looked to as a battlefield lifesaver. Slalom racing suits provided to the U.S. and Canadian Olympic teams by ski wear maker Spyder, for example, contain pads from the British firm, d3o, that contain a fluid that hardens when struck, said Spyder spokeswoman Laura Wisner. "It just feels like a foam pad, it's not gel, it's not goo, it's like a...


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