In the wake of Fukushima, radiation-proof underwear

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Since the devastating earthquake and subsequent nuclear meltdown at Fukushima in Japan in 2011, the country has been hard at work developing ideas to help its citizens in case a similar catastrophe happens — whether it's emergency food by subscription or a radiation-detecting smartphone. Now the Yamamoto Corporation has created an underwear and swimsuit set that is made of fabric that can block out the harmful effects of radiation. Made of a special synthetic rubber material, the range is designed both for workers who may be exposed to beta and gamma rays as part of their job and citizens still…

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