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post #11 of 62
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Originally Posted by Daegameth;14596752 
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.

Also:


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!
Soldiers won't be naked in the future. They still are allowed to wear additional armor. This will still decreases the chances of penetration.
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post #12 of 62
When I saw the thread title I was like "lol,wut?" Then I read the article and now am very intrigued.

So it's basically something as light as a shirt that will, eventually, make us virtually 'bulletproof'.

I use bulletproof loosely as it should really mean bullet resistant. Kind of like water proof and water resistant.
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post #13 of 62
even if it was 'bullet-proof' the blunt force trauma alone would probably still kill you if it hit in the right place, and was something bigger than a 22 shot at 700 yards
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post #14 of 62
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Originally Posted by LibertyWarrior View Post
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).
ive heard this for years, not like it will ever happen
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post #15 of 62
Does it stick to the skin so you don't have to "wear" a vest?
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post #16 of 62
It doesn't matter how big of a bullet you can stop, rather if you can dissipate the force imparted in a way that doesn't cause significant injuries. I could see this as more of a flak jacket type thing unless they can somehow dissipate force over a much greater surface area.

I'm pretty sure a direct impact of a 7.62x51mm round will break bones if the force isn't spread out.

Still pretty cool though.
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post #17 of 62
I think they are literally growing it in the skin!
post #18 of 62
The goats are old news, almost a decade old, in fact.

The original intent was to be able to mass-produce spider silk with the modified goats and artificial spinnerets. That did not play out exactly as intended.

Apparently this is a slightly different adaptation.
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ARE they saying they made mutant Spider goats?
Yeah nothing new. Been around for a while now.
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MAXIMUM ARMOR!!!!


sorry, couldn't help it
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