Scientists are working on changing the camouflage face make-up that American soldiers wear for warfare. The Department of Defense wanted to find something similar to a sunblock for soldiers to use on their face that would protect them from the heat wave in road-side bomb blasts. When exposed to heat, the new substance protects the skin from heat for 15 seconds. The paint also includes a non-flammable form of DEET which repels insects. The preliminary tests have been passed by the new camo make-up and scientists are determining whether or not to continue testing. There may be applications for firefighters as well.
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