Strongest Bulletproof Vest In The World

Nanotechnology comes through again. An Israeli company has developed a material that could very well become the armor of the future. According to the report, this nano-armor is "five times stronger than steel and at least twice as strong as any impact-resistant material currently in use as protective gear."

A sample of this new material was subjected to severe shocks generated by a steel projectile traveling at velocities of up to 1.5 km/second. The material withstood pressures up to 250 tons per square centimeter, or the equivalent of dropping four diesel locomotives onto an area the size of one's fingernail.

Currently the company is only able to produce a few kilograms of this material each day, but there are plans for mass production by 2007 and the likelihood of the first product rollout in less than three years.

IsraCast December 9, 2005

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