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U.S. Army Developing "Iron Man" Type Suit for Soldiers

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Does art imitate life or life imitate art? In this instance, the U.S. Army seems to be imitating art. 


The Special Operations Command is trying to design an Iron Man type of suit for soldiers to wear in combat. As you can see in the video, the suit is named TALOS, standing for Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit. 


Based on the video, the suit would have bullet-proof armor and high-tech capabilities. 


The suit would comprise of two layers, an interior layer covering the soldier's body and an exoskeleton comprised of a fluid-like substance which turns to a solid within a millisecond if a magnetic field or electricity is applied. The suit is also expected to have hydraulic arms and legs, allowing the soldier "super" strength. Cameras in the helmet would allow for 360-degree views, and sensors within the suit would provide a foam which could heal wounds.
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