How do bomb-proof suits work? I found out.

04Mar10

Say you’re a professional bomb defuser, like the soldiers in the Oscar-nominated film The Hurt Locker — and the bomb you’re working on suddenly goes off. Do you just kiss your adrenaline-addicted ass goodbye? No — odds are you’re wearing an EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) suit, which means you actually have a fighting chance of walking away alive.

Read all about how these blast-resistant suits work in my feature article for DVICE.

(Note: although my editors used an image from the Howstuffworks article on blast-resistant clothing, I took pains not to reference that article in any of my reporting! Primary-sourced all the way, yo. [bumps fist to chest])

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