Monday, May 22, 2017

This Goo Can Stop Bullets (The Future Of Body Armor?)

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe a new filler for Stretch-Armstong!