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post #31 of 62
so the skin is bullet proof but is the body within impact proof? I think not, youll still be possibly killed.
post #32 of 62
Spider silk and goat milk sounds like the beginning of a witch's potion recipe.
Add the droppings of a cat in the full moon, utter the word "spolshulah" and stir eleven times clockwise whilst hopping on one leg.
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so the skin is bullet proof but is the body within impact proof? I think not, youll still be possibly killed.
Indeed although if they used this for underwear, similar to long johns. Then that would be quite useful covering the areas a vest or pads dont protect.
     
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Saw this on a episode of NOVA, Making Stuff. The spider silk is made from genetically modified goats that squirts milk containing a very small percentage of spider silk. Apparently it takes a lot of milk to get a small amount of spider silk and it's still not as strong as real spider silk.

This rug that's in New York's American Museum of Natural History can probably block bullets.
 
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they don't talk to you about how bullets can still crush the crap out of you. A standard bullet proof vest can stop a shotgun slug. However that slug might puncture lungs, bruise (or worse) organs, internal bleeding, a whole much of "your still getting the crap beat out of you".
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they don't talk to you about how bullets can still crush the crap out of you. A standard bullet proof vest can stop a shotgun slug. However that slug might puncture lungs, bruise (or worse) organs, internal bleeding, a whole much of "your still getting the crap beat out of you".
Still better than having a fist-sized hole in your chest.
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Interesting idea. I wonder how stretchy the silk is... i mean it's no good to stop the bullet if the silk stretches puncturing inches into your body. : )

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How about they just use a dummy?
"And in my day... we used blanks." Super Troopers
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I attended a protein design science conference just a week ago and I saw a lecture about how there are genetically engineered silkworms that produce spider silk instead of normal silk. This will make it much easier to get spider silk in large quantities.


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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
I remember seeing an interview with a US troop who was in Iraq. He said he came around a corner and an insurgent emptied about 10 rounds with his AK directly into his chest at point blank range. His body armor stopped all of the bullets but he broke several ribs and was completely incapacitated from the shock and pain. His squad mates ended up shooting the guy.

Stopping the bullets from penetrating is only part of the problem. The force still needs to be dissipated.
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So basically bullets wont work on criminals and terrorists....
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Soldiers won't be naked in the future. They still are allowed to wear additional armor. This will still decreases the chances of penetration.
Is all I read -_-
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