Researchers also hope to develop a kind of molecular chain mail that can deflect bullets.
"Imagine the psychological impact upon a foe when encountering squads of seemingly invincible warriors protected by armor and endowed with superhuman capabilities, such as the ability to leap over 20-foot walls," ISN director Ned Thomas said in a release.
I think someone at MIT has been reading too many X-Men comics.
Alternatively if they start to call these things «scramble suits», add in an active camoflage capability, and deploy them among DEA agents, then the universe has officially gone weird.
Update: slashdot is running this story, calling these "anime uniforms". If the nano-engineers were really on their toes, they'd make nano-engineered symbiotic uniforms.