Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Ski team utilizing Marvel-esque futuristic body armor

"A futuristic flexible material that instantly hardens into armour upon impact will protect US and Canadian skiers from injury on the slalom runs at this year's Winter Olympics." Looks like costumes for the next Marvel movie to me.

Wow reactive armour for people, this is great! The article further mentions possible applications in flexible ballistic protection. The world of materials science is pretty neat, I think I am in the wrong engineering discipline :)

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