MIT opens nanotech center with the Army

An article from CNET indicates that MIT has just opened the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies in conjunction with the US Army.

According to the home page, their charter is "to pursue a long-range vision for how technology can make soldiers less vulnerable to enemy and environmental threats. The ultimate goal is to create a 21st century battlesuit that combines high-tech capabilities with light weight and comfort."

The institute was funded by a $50M grant from the Army in 2002, with additional partner funding adding up to at least $40M by DuPont, Raytheon, and seven other companies.