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This foam stops bullets cold and pulverizes them to dust
www.foxnews.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Allison Barrie

Posted on 02/24/2017 1:11:37 PM PST by Red Badger

North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam.

This is not ordinary foam like the kind used for shaving, for example. This is a special type of foam called composite metal foams, or CMF.

The military and law enforcement could use this kind of foam for advanced, ultra light body armor to protect personnel.

And this research team has other foams up its sleeve that have the potential to keep military and first responders safe from radiation and extreme heat too.

BULLET V. FOAM

Sound impossible that foam-based armor could stop armor piercing rounds? Testing has proved it is indeed possible.

In tests conducted by the development team, the foam body armor was able to defeat an armor-piercing bullet. And on impact, their foam smashed the bullet into powder.

To challenge the foam material with bullets, the team built a shield. The strike face - the side facing the weapon - was made with the new composite metal foam together with boron carbide ceramics. The backplates – the side that would face the user - were made of Kevlar.

In tests, the team shot at the foam body armor with 7.62 x 63 mm M2 armor-piercing round.

How well did it work?

Their foam absorbed the bullet’s kinetic energy.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Military/Veterans; Science
KEYWORDS: ammunition; banglist; guns; kevlar; rifles
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1 posted on 02/24/2017 1:11:37 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: marktwain

Ping!................


2 posted on 02/24/2017 1:12:06 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: Red Badger

Does Rubio know about this stuff?


3 posted on 02/24/2017 1:13:07 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: Paladin2

Foam boy is expert in all things foamy...............


4 posted on 02/24/2017 1:13:41 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: Paladin2

Does Rubio know about this stuff?


He and Al Gore invented it.


5 posted on 02/24/2017 1:15:12 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Red Badger

Will it protect one from alien mind-control waves?


6 posted on 02/24/2017 1:23:38 PM PST by TexasGator
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To: Red Badger

But does it keep your beverages cold?


7 posted on 02/24/2017 1:25:45 PM PST by bar sin·is·ter
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Will it protect one from alien mind-control waves?

As long as it is covered by Tinfoil...

8 posted on 02/24/2017 1:28:09 PM PST by Smittie (Just like an alien I'm a stranger in a strange land)
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To: TexasGator

If it can block X-rays and Gamma rays, Aliens ain’t got a chance..............


9 posted on 02/24/2017 1:29:11 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: bar sinĀ·isĀ·ter

Yes...................and safe from gunfire and backsliding Baptists............


10 posted on 02/24/2017 1:29:56 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: Red Badger

I worked at a weapons lab in the 90s where the army attempted to build bridges for armor out of foam. Didn’t work worth a damn, but it was funny as heck watching them pump this stuff by the tons, only to be pulverized over and over again.


11 posted on 02/24/2017 1:31:12 PM PST by antidisestablishment ( We few, we happy few, we basket of deplorables)
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To: Red Badger

The super cooler.


12 posted on 02/24/2017 1:31:17 PM PST by bar sin·is·ter
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To: Red Badger

Good catch.

Current body armor is very heavy and a pain, with many Special Operations types refuse to wear it on raid type missions where speed and stealth are critical.

This looks much better.


13 posted on 02/24/2017 1:31:27 PM PST by Strac6 ("We sleep safe in our beds only because rough men stand ready to visit violence on the enemy.")
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To: antidisestablishment

14 posted on 02/24/2017 1:34:54 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: Red Badger

Typical libtards commenting on the story and trying to conflate it with Trumps “Muslim ban.”.


15 posted on 02/24/2017 1:36:57 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Fear is the mind killer.)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah; but what does it weigh? That’s the most important thing unless you are using it on a tank.


16 posted on 02/24/2017 1:48:56 PM PST by Boomer (The modern day leftist dems are the party of criminally insane propagandists.)
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To: nevadapatriot

PING!!!!


17 posted on 02/24/2017 1:49:25 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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VIDEO AT LINK.................

Five minutes to show a bullet being stopped?

No thanks.

ML/NJ

18 posted on 02/24/2017 1:51:21 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Boomer

They just say ‘lightweight’............


19 posted on 02/24/2017 1:52:52 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: Red Badger

“It’s bulletproof foam!”

“It’s a dessert topping!”

“It’s bulletproof foam AND a dessert topping!”


20 posted on 02/24/2017 1:54:11 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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