bulletproof vests

New "Smart" Fabrics Can Be Washed, Stretched...Even Shot With Bullets

As wearables become more integrated into our lives they will also get woven into our fabrics. But for electronic textiles to be realistic, they need to be really durable and most…

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Could This Silk Vest Have Prevented the First World War?

It was the shot that rang around the world. On 28 June 1914, 19-year-old Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip fired a gun at Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and…

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Bulletproof Jackets, Backpacks for Children Are Now a Thing

Photo by Shutterstock Body armor isn’t just for police officers or public figures anymore. In the wake of a deadly school shooting in Connecticut, a Colombian businessman has…

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Air-Conditioned Bulletproof Vests Keep Police Officers Cool in the Heat

Kevlar vests may be able to stop bullets in their tracks, but they’re also impermeable to water vapor. Translation? The police officers who wear them have to remain cool under…

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