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Pearls inspire new material for body armor


Round, smooth and iridescent, pearls are among the world’s most exquisite jewels; they have fascinated humanity since ancient…
Blast, impact simulations could lead to better understanding of injuries and body armor

January 25, 2018

Sandia developing specialized computer modeling and simulation to characterize injury Sandia National Laboratories is developing specialized computer modeling…
Army Innovation Could Improve Function of Helmets, Facial Protection & More

October 19, 2017

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and…
A New Way to Test Body Armor

October 18, 2017

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new way to investigate the…
Boxfish shell inspires new materials for body armor and flexible electronics

August 5, 2015

The boxfish’s unique armor draws its strength from hexagon-shaped scales and the connections between them, engineers at the…
Mantis Shrimp Inspires New Body Armor and Football Helmet Design

June 26, 2015

The mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a hammer-like appendage that can…
Building Better Body Armor: PML Provides Standards for US Army

October 31, 2014

NIST’s Dimensional Metrology Group (DMG) in PML’s Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division is in the final stages of…
New Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) Program Aims to Break the “More Armor” Paradigm for Protection

August 19, 2014

For the past 100 years of mechanized warfare, protection for ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants has…
The GelMan Quest: NRL Materials Science Informs Helmet and Armor Design

May 9, 2014

“GelMan” is not the latest comic book superhero—though he has been: shot at, stood near explosions, dropped from…
Researchers Develop Harder Ceramic for Armor Windows

April 30, 2014

The Department of Defense needs materials for armor windows that provide essential protection for both personnel and equipment…
ARL continues to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers

March 4, 2014

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory continue to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers –…
Top Tech: Multi-Ply Heterogeneous Armor

September 25, 2013

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed impact armor with unparalleled performance for its weight.  It’s strong,…
Russian army will be equipped with nano-armor

August 22, 2013

Lightweight ceramic armor plates on the basis of boron carbide nanopowder in the long term could be used…
Update: Seahorse’s Armor Gives Engineers Insight Into Robotics Designs

May 6, 2013

The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers…
Seahorse’s armor gives engineers insight into robotics designs

May 3, 2013

The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers…
Engineers Develop Nanofoams for Better Body Armor, Layers of Protection for Buildings

March 28, 2013

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego are developing nanofoams that could be used to make better body armor; prevent traumatic brain…
Lab Testing Seeks Data on Modified Gunner Protection Design

February 11, 2013

The best way to evaluate the effectiveness of a product is to put it in the hands of…
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