Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

As a fair skinned person, I’m totally into this idea! This new bikini has a UV monitor built right into its belt, so you can safely swim and play in the sun. Made by Solestrom Swimwear, its already a big hit in South Africa and Australia where skin cancer rates are extremely high. Now this may sound dorky, but……waiiiiit a minute! I LOVE that its dorky! It looks like something a Bond girl would wear! Gimme gimme gimme!!!



  1. #1 coturnix
    July 26, 2006

    It’s a hot-looking bikini as well, at least for us nerds. So how much does it cost?

  2. #2 386sx
    July 26, 2006

    So how much does it cost?

    $139.99 (26% off)

  3. #3 Jayson
    July 27, 2006

    Young, attractive scientists do not belong in such garb. It completely deflates the fantasy that some of us hold involving labcoats and high heels.

  4. #4 darius
    July 28, 2006

    Hrm, I just use sunscreen (not that I would wear a bikini anyway. But my wife also just uses sunscreen).

    After all, what good is monitoring your UV exposure really? Are you going to go in after 15 minutes when the exposure gets too high? Just apply an effective sunscreen before you go out, and you won’t have to worry about it.

  5. #5 stogoe
    July 28, 2006

    Speaking as a (really) fair-skinned person, believe me, I do use sunblock. I use the thick stuff, the high SPF stuff, the spray-on, etc. I still get sunburned. Granted, I’m sure the sunblock does its part, but I still burn badly even wearing sunblock.

    What’s the scale, and how does one figure out what amount of UV is enough/too much?

  6. #6 coturnix
    July 28, 2006

    The question that everyone is afraid to ask – is Shelley going to buy one and will the results be available on Flickr?

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