Skip to comments.US military wants to make a portable, bullet-resistant wall that fits in a can
Posted on 06/21/2014 1:46:42 PM PDT by kingattax
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has envisioned some peculiar and diverse projects over the years, from molten metal-filled missiles, all the way to submarines that can fly.
Then there's this new project that aims to create a portable cylinder that can blow up into a nearly impenetrable wall. Because sometimes you just need that.
COULD DOUBLE AS A DWELLING
The group suggested the idea, which is nicknamed Block Access to Deny Entry (BlockADE), in a request for information that was spotted by io9. In short, it asks for a way to "construct a barrier without human intervention," meaning no touching anything. You just hit a button, or pull a tab and it should expand into a barrier that DARPA says would be "orders of magnitude" in size. That barrier would then need to keep or at least slow somebody from getting through it using a saw or other hand tool. Better yet, DARPA suggests it could offer resistance from ballistic devices (like bullets or rockets), be see-through, and be reversible back down to a smaller state if need be.
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And I want the flying car I was promised in third grade.
And some dumb-ass E-2 will do exactly that in the CQ's office.
They should work on this one right after they develop some advanced technology which allows computers to back up their data (like emails).
Just the thing for walls of houses in south Chicago. It may help to keep sleeping children alive.
Somebody watched too many episodes of “Under The Dome” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Dome_(TV_series)
I've read that if they could make fascia (the fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body) be thick enough we'd be (largely) bullet proof.
The elites in the film Zardoz had a see through, bullet proof wall around their compound.
Is it called a zipper ?
***all the way to submarines that can fly.***
I don’t know. I don’t see this as far-fetched as some people on here. I’ve ever seen some of that exothermic foam that expands and hardens. I I think it is something to look into
I just need to know how big of a can...
I want a HALO suit too..
A really really big can the size of a swimming pool. Hey, a portable swimming pool stops bullets.