body armor

U.S. Army Testing Body Armor Made With Genetically Engineered Silk

Photo by Sony Pictures “Dragon Silk,” a form of spider silk spun by genetically engineered silkworms, may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it could hold a very…

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Fish Scales Inspire Flexible, Bulletproof Armor for Soldiers, Astronauts

Photo by Shutterstock Bulletproof materials are often rigid and bulky – think how stuffy bulletproof vests must be, but a new material inspired by the fluidity and toughness of…

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Mantis Shrimp Inspires Lighter, Stronger Military Body Armor

Photo by Shutterstock With its technicolor carapace and bug-eyed expression, the mantis shrimp could pass for a character in a Disney movie. Don’t underestimate its appearance,…

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