With the Summer Olympics over, attention now turns to the event’s winter cousin. Unequal Technologies, one of last year’s America’s Most Promising Companies, is busy designing protective suits for the Winter Olympics’ slalom skiers. The company produces bullet-resistant quarter-inch thick Kevlar padding tough enough to withstand the most extreme sports blows. For downhill skiers, this could protect hips and knees from relentlessly knocking poles at speeds of over 80 mph.
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