The U.S. Military Is Crowdsourcing A Biohazard Suit

Aug 29, 2016 at 2:04 PM ET

Crowds, when left to their own devices, aren’t as stupid as the individuals they contain. Unless we’re talking, like, a Kenny Chesney concert. In this case, the wisdom of crowds could help the American military design its next “super suit.”

The Chembio Suit Challenge offers a total of $250,000 in prize money to the person or people who design the best chemical and biological agent-resistant suit.

Current suits worn by soldiers are hot and unwieldy. Hopefully, this contest will unearth some designs that eliminate those problems.