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Apparently, you don’t need Kevlar to stop bullets. Human skin combined with spider silk-infused goat milk can do the job just as well. Dutch scientists recently brought this combination to life, pushing the limits of science. The project is called “2.6 g 329m/s” which is the standard weight and velocity that a Type 1 bulletproof vest can protect against.

Spider silk might not seem like much, but it’s the toughest of all the silks in existence. Its many times stronger than steel, and it’s the toughest natural protein fiber. With that much strength, spider silk is capable of a great many things. And when woven together, it could even stop bullets.

http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/spider-silk-and-goat-milk-can-make-human-skin-bulletproof-20110815/



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Ha, it's amazing at how far technology has come in the past years. I just wonder if there will be any volunteers willing to try out just how bulletproof this invention will be (haha).
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The problem isn't as much stopping the bullet as it is dissipating the residual impact energy. That generally requires ceramic plates which are large, stiff and heavy.

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Once fully combined, a 22-caliber Long Rifle bullet was fired at the matrix at a slightly reduced speed. The matrix succeeded in stopping a bullet at the reduced speed, but not one at full speed.

Yes, it's able to stop one of the slowest and weakest bullets in the arms kingdom...after it's slowed down some. Still has a way to go!
Edited by Daegameth - 8/15/11 at 8:02pm
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Ha, it's amazing at how far technology has come in the past years. I just wonder if there will be any volunteers willing to try out just how bulletproof this invention will be (haha).

How about they just use a dummy?
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How about they just use a dummy?

As in a stupid person? That could work.
    
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Rather, genetically enhanced goats were infused with spider silk at the genetic level. The goats then produced milk that carried the spider silk protein which was then spun into a matrix laced with human skin cells.

ARE they saying they made mutant Spider goats?
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How about they just use a dummy?

I know, that was just my cheap joke biggrin.gif .
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The problem isn't as much stopping the bullet as it is dissipating the residual impact energy. That generally requires ceramic plates which are large, stiff and heavy.

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Yes, it's able to stop one of the slowest and weakest bullets in the arms kingdom...after it's slowed down some. Still has a way to go!

This. It's still progress though. It's one step closer to inventing the Ubercharge. biggrin.gif
    
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Hey if this makes me Spider-man instead of Goat-man, then sure!
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