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It's heat-proof, not bullet-proof. It would be vulnerable to any type of kinetic energy penetrator (i.e. from bullets to tungsten rounds).
We already have bullet-proof, and he also states that this material can be modified in many ways.

@Fitzbane he's British he'd donate to their plonkers before ours.
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Science fiction much? That's amazing.
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Fixed that for you.
You fixed it for me?

1mm is the thickness of a computer case.

If it were 1/8 the thickness of a computer case, a computer case would be more than 1/3 inch thick.
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April 2009, really? "News" is a loose term around here I guess.
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WOW, this is amazing.
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Cool, but April 15th, 2009? Not really news, just a gravedig
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Apparently it was interesting enough to talk about for nine-pages.
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Imagine this on the Popes Popemobile.....

Anyway really awesome find. Can't wait till we actually utilize it, though my guess it will be expensive as hell....
Why would you need that? It's fire resistant, not bullet proof. Not to mention you could only cover part of the car with it, since the whole point is to be able to see him.
post #89 of 219
I can't imagine the countless amount of lives that could've been saved if this had been commercialised.

And what's with all this "falling into wrong hands bull"? As far as I know, this thing cannot be used as a weapon at all. The thing only protects against heat, not bullets...
...Unless of course we have huge laser beam wars.

Guy didn't even live long enough to make a single dime. If i was an investor, I would just hire some mercernaries to steal the damn thing, cut off a microscopic piece to be reverse-ingeneered, put back the original piece. Patent it and call it Sunlite, I'll be rich.
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To go where no man has gone before....
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