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Liquid Body Armor

Custard, really: A liquid armour has been shown to stop bullets in tests carried out by UK scientists at BAE systems in Bristol. The researchers have combined this “shear-thickening” liquid with Kevlar to create a new bullet-proof material. The company is keeping the chemical formula of the liquid a secret, but it works by [...]
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Bulletproof Custard: Liquid Armor That Can Stop Bullets [Bulletproof]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (4 years ago)

When it comes to bulletproof material, I think of strong, dense objects like concrete and really thick glass. I've never ever thought of liquids. But British scientists have, and they say liquid armor is better than ordinary Kevlar.... Read Post

Graphene stronger than kevlar when blasted with Mach 9 microbullets

Technology / Gadgets : Engadget (7 hours ago)

Here's another new use for graphene (that will probably never happen): stopping bullets. University of Massachusetts-Amhers researchers have found that everybody's favorite potential wonder-material vastly outperforms steel and even... Read Post

Shear-thickening liquid hardens upon impact, makes for lighter and more effective body armor

Technology / Gadgets : Engadget (4 years ago)

Scientists at BAE Systems in Bristol, UK have come up with a "shear-thickening" (or dilatant) liquid that can be combined with Kevlar to create a new, more powerful bullet-proof material. Similar to the "body armor" used by some Oly... Read Post


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