Liquid armor

Arnoud van den Heuvel
April 27th 2007

liquid armor
The US Army Research Lab in collaboration with the University of Delaware developped a special liquid called shear thickening fluid. It is actually a mixture of hard nanoparticles and nonevaporating liquid. When fabric has been impregnated and struck by a knife or bullet, it immediately becomes rigid and prevents the object from penetrating. The rest of the time, the fabric is flexible and lightweight.

Red capes and tight pants will soon be provided for every American soldier.

Share your thoughts and join the technology debate!public: 1

Be the first to comment

What is your view on the coronavirus?

Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.

Already a member? Login.