Paper-Thin Material Can Stop Bullets In Their Tracks

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    If researchers from Rice University and MIT have their way, the super soldier of the future will be outfitted in razor-thin armor that's impervious to bullets. The team of mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a special ballistics material that's just 20 nanometers thick (a water molecule is just one-nanometer wide) and can stop a deadly projectile in its tracks.

    Read more @ Paper-Thin Material Can Stop Bullets In Their Tracks - Business Insider

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    Cool stuff.

    Wonder if they could make it into some kind of coating for bullet proof vehicles?
     
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    If the Troops have their way you can bet your ass that the "researchers" from Rice and MIT will be the first ones to wear the junk in combat.
     
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    Very interesting. To stop a bullet is one thing. How about the dispersal of kinetic energy away from organ tissue?
     

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