Marketplace Tech Report for Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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About 700 U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan begin testing something called the Soldier Body Unit this month. It's a series of sensors designed to measure the impact of explosions, like bomb blasts, on a soldier's head and body. They'll detect what's happening within the body during a blast, and could possibly help detects symptoms of health issues. Later on, the data could be used for research outside the military. Plus, the Twitter Olympic Medal Ceremony.