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Army wants a real-life 'Iron Man' suit

  • Sensors monitor heart rate, body temp
  • Liquid body armor would turn solid if hit by a bullet
Step aside "Tony Stark," the U.S. military wants to create a real-life "Iron Man" suit for soldiers

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Couch bunker provides gun storage and bulletproof cushions

The U.S. military wants to create a real-life "Iron Man" suit.

The Army's Special Operations Command is asking scientists to help.

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Experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on perfecting "liquid body armor" that turns solid instantly if hit by a bullet or shrapnel.

Sensors in the armor would also monitor a soldier's heart rate and temperature.

If all goes well, troops could be wearing the body armor in three years.

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