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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:14 am    Post subject: Super material stops speeding bullets Reply with quote



This is like straight out of a sci-fi movie, really cutting edge stuff, the link and a small quote from the article are below. They're planning on using it to make windshields and things of that nature, this could be a huge asset for protecting our soldiers and police forces.

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Researchers at a Rice University lab are researching technology that that could potentially stop a 9-millimeter bullet and seal the entryway behind it - an advance that may have huge implications for ballistic protection for soldiers, as well as other uses.

During tests, the researchers were able to shoot tiny glass beads at the material, which effectively stopped bullets in their paths.


http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/super-material-stop-speeding-bullet-181133971--abc-news-tech.html
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This must be what Adrian Peterson's knees are made out of
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool ... Dont like the idea of a windshield though. Imagine that intact ... probably glass sharp flying through the air? Doesnt seem like a good outcome for those on the opposite end of it.

I would like to see it made into gear for our soldiers help to keep them safer.

This stuff would be good for homes down in Florida/other hurricane heavy areas where I could see it mostly being used.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pretty cool ... Dont like the idea of a windshield though. Imagine that intact ... probably glass sharp flying through the air? Doesnt seem like a good outcome for those on the opposite end of it.

I would like to see it made into gear for our soldiers help to keep them safer.

This stuff would be good for homes down in Florida/other hurricane heavy areas where I could see it mostly being used.

Well it looks like a gelly like material and in the picture the bullets just stopped right in the center of it, they'd likely but that in the glass and bullets would just get stuck on the inside of the windshield, it could also be useful for vest and helmets. Endless possibilities.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

9mms really aren't all that powerful. They'll need to see how it performs against smaller (diameter and weight) rounds with a higher velocity. Most soldiers aren't getting shot at with 9mms.

Kinda like how bullet proof vest can stop most pistol rounds, but rifle rounds will go straight through them.

I do like the idea of using it as a window in say a cockpit, or bank, or something like that. Or the idea above me to use it as windows in a hurricane area, but it's probably too expensive for that.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gmen4ev wrote:
Pretty cool ... Dont like the idea of a windshield though. Imagine that intact ... probably glass sharp flying through the air? Doesnt seem like a good outcome for those on the opposite end of it.

I would like to see it made into gear for our soldiers help to keep them safer.

This stuff would be good for homes down in Florida/other hurricane heavy areas where I could see it mostly being used.

Well it looks like a gelly like material and in the picture the bullets just stopped right in the center of it, they'd likely but that in the glass and bullets would just get stuck on the inside of the windshield, it could also be useful for vest and helmets. Endless possibilities.


I dont see how its a possibility (yet) for them to make it into a windshield ... looks like it would distort what you're looking at quite a bit from inside the car. Most likely they will improve on it and change it for the better.

But Id much rather have it on my house than on my car. Hopefully in the near future we can have it on both
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I mean, its definitely still in the preliminary stages but its pretty cool stuff, just a big blob that stops bullets Laughing
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Riot shield? I think that's a pretty practical use, based on what I know.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tylerdouglass wrote:
Riot shield? I think that's a pretty practical use, based on what I know.


Depending on how heavy the material is (<-- kinda stupid) it would definitely be a practical material ... even though riot shields are pretty good right now Laughing
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Gmen4ev wrote:
tylerdouglass wrote:
Riot shield? I think that's a pretty practical use, based on what I know.


Depending on how heavy the material is (<-- kinda stupid) it would definitely be a practical material ... even though riot shields are pretty good right now Laughing


Riot shields aren't bullet proof. Some of them are bullet resistant, but that's still a minority.

Like you said though, it would totally depend on the weight.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gmen4ev wrote:
tylerdouglass wrote:
Riot shield? I think that's a pretty practical use, based on what I know.


Depending on how heavy the material is (<-- kinda stupid) it would definitely be a practical material ... even though riot shields are pretty good right now Laughing


Riot shields aren't bullet proof. Some of them are bullet resistant, but that's still a minority.

Like you said though, it would totally depend on the weight.

Judging by the thickness of it, it looks pretty light. That guys holding a hand sized chunk with no issues
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tylerdouglass wrote:
Gmen4ev wrote:
tylerdouglass wrote:
Riot shield? I think that's a pretty practical use, based on what I know.


Depending on how heavy the material is (<-- kinda stupid) it would definitely be a practical material ... even though riot shields are pretty good right now Laughing


Riot shields aren't bullet proof. Some of them are bullet resistant, but that's still a minority.

Like you said though, it would totally depend on the weight.


A whole riot shield made out of that material would be bad butt

I would totally make a captain america shield out of it Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be a totally absurd question, but...why wouldn't they surround an airplane with this kind of stuff or something?

When the thing crashed, it would remain entirely in tact, no?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NextBigThing wrote:
This might be a totally absurd question, but...why wouldn't they surround an airplane with this kind of stuff or something?

When the thing crashed, it would remain entirely in tact, no?

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Probably not ... planes are pretty good right now safety wise

Im imagining the stuff has a melting point ... Im thinking around 700. But Im not a chemist Laughing
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