Air Force Academy cadet Hayley Weir with professor Ryan Burke. Air Force Academy/Tech Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes
Business Insider: An Air Force Academy cadet created a bullet-stopping goo to use for body armor
fter a little more than a year of research and more than 20 attempts to get the right materials, an Air Force Academy cadet and professor have developed a kind of goo that can be used to enhance existing types of body armor.
As part of a chemistry class project in 2014, Cadet 1st Class Hayley Weir was assigned epoxy, Kevlar, and carbon fiber to use to create a material that could stop a bullet.
The project grabbed Weir's interest.
"Like Under Armour, for real," she said.
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WNU Editor: The applications for this material are enormous .....
.... It also has the potential for use as a protective lining on vehicles and aircraft and in tents to protect their occupants from shrapnel or gunfire.
"It's going to make a difference for Marines in the field," Burke said.