Friday, February 24, 2017

- The Latest Thing In Body Armor

Researchers at North Carolina State have developed a metallic foam that has shown really impressive properties when it comes to the potential for new, ultra-light weight body armor.

Kevlar is nice, and pretty light, but to make a Kevlar vest really work you have to add steel plates to it, and that's heavy. Sometimes very heavy. But this stuff is a fraction of the weight of plate steel, and early testing makes it seem like it can stop bullets better. In combat, that means more bullets, more water, or more of whatever it is you actually need to do the job done.

Very Exciting.

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