Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Body Temperatures

Took a tour of a laboratory on campus today that does some research into various types of clothing and gear for fire fighters, to study, for example, how various materials insulate a fire fighter and their influence on the rate at which body temperatures change, or, how a fire fighter wearing a vest filled with ice absorbs heat and thus helps more effectively cool the body and control breathing and metabolic rates for a longer duration (a good thing when you are in a hot building with 50 lbs of gear on). Well, here's what I looked like on the temperature sensing display. Hot, I know. Zing. Cheesy.

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