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Scientists invent foam that can stop a bullet as well as steel can

June 5th, 2019

When designing armor capable of stopping a bullet, the two most important factors are weight and resistance to penetration, and they’re often at odds with one another. A thick steel plate can stop many projectiles but at some point the weight becomes impractical for most applications. Now, new research into a novel type of material …

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Lobster bellies make for great armor, according to MIT

February 20th, 2019

Lobsters dominate the menu at seafood restaurants but they also happen to be true wonders of the ocean. They’re covered with rugged armor, which is standard for many crustaceans, but a new research effort by scientists at MIT took a look at one of the less flashy parts of the lobster: the belly. In a …