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This orange, squishy body armor material could save lives
FOXNews ^ | 6/29/18 | Allison Barrie

Posted on 06/29/2018 1:25:50 PM PDT by LibWhacker

It’s bright orange, it’s squishy, it stretches like taffy — and it is unlike any body armor you’ve ever seen.

If you were attacked with a baseball bat and you were wearing this bright orange goop under your clothes, then your attacker might as well have swung a toothpick at you — the goop will take the hit for you and absorb the strike.

D3O concocted this remarkable, soft, stretchy, flexible, orange material that absorbs shock. Incorporated into their TRUST line of armor, there is a wide range available from helmets, chest, back and knuckle armor through to elbow, knee and foot protection. Orange goo-fortified options can shield you head to toe against blunt force trauma.

Sure, the raw material looks, and feels, like very orange Silly Putty. But this advanced material is the key to ultra-lightweight body armor that feels like you are wearing regular apparel.

This orange goo is so powerful it only requires a thin layer to deliver incredible protection.

Blunt force trauma to the abdomen can be dangerous. A swing of a tire iron at your belly could lead to possible abdominal organ contusions and ruptures — D3O armor can absorb that sort of strike and reduce those injuries.

A serious blow to the head could mean concussion or even death. D3O helmet liners absorb the impact, take the beating for you, and reduce these serious risks.

How does it work?

The TRUST armor is soft and flexible until it gets struck. At impact, the goo stiffens, providing a shield to absorb the attack.

The result? The amount of force transmitted to your body is greatly reduced and a wearer will not feel the blow — or at least experience a significantly reduced impact. Once the blow is absorbed, the goo-infused apparel goes back to its...

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Military/Veterans; Science
KEYWORDS: armor; body; bodyarmor; orange; squishy
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1 posted on 06/29/2018 1:25:50 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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They should put this stuff in football helmets.


2 posted on 06/29/2018 1:28:20 PM PDT by al_c (https://conventionofstates.com)
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To: LibWhacker

Does this material invalidate f=ma?


3 posted on 06/29/2018 1:29:16 PM PDT by fso301
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To: LibWhacker

Bkmrk.


4 posted on 06/29/2018 1:30:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: LibWhacker

Sounds like a non-Newtonian fluid; Oobleck (aka cornstarch & water)...


5 posted on 06/29/2018 1:31:01 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Capitalists sign their checks on the front. Socialists sign theirs on the back.)
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To: LibWhacker
In the same way,

take the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Ephesians 6:16.

Once again, science trying to catch up to the Bible.


6 posted on 06/29/2018 1:33:14 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: LibWhacker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mYHGn_Pd5M


7 posted on 06/29/2018 1:33:56 PM PDT by Salamander (I ride all night and I travel in fear, that in this darkness, I will disappear...)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

Heh.

GMTA


8 posted on 06/29/2018 1:34:21 PM PDT by Salamander (I ride all night and I travel in fear, that in this darkness, I will disappear...)
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To: al_c

I was thinking a skin tight body glove that could totally negate the knockout game, but I don’t know if the people who like to play that game are into attacking orange people.


9 posted on 06/29/2018 1:35:35 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: fso301

Nupe, no more than an ordinary cushion would.


10 posted on 06/29/2018 1:37:26 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Can this go into hockey and football helmets?


11 posted on 06/29/2018 1:38:07 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: al_c

“They should put this stuff in football helmets.”

That still won’t have any effect on reducing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) that’s caused when the brain rattles around inside the skull during tackles.


12 posted on 06/29/2018 1:40:27 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: Salamander

Hmmm, interesting, thanks.


13 posted on 06/29/2018 1:42:54 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Now no one has an excuse not to clean the gutters.


14 posted on 06/29/2018 1:43:21 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: fso301

Does this material invalidate f=ma?


No. It just increases the amount of mass impacted to reduce the amount of acceleration to a manageable level.

It is the difference of someone hitting you with a 10 lb medicine ball at 5 feet per second, and a 240 grain bullet hitting you at 1,500 feet per second.


15 posted on 06/29/2018 1:43:31 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: LibWhacker

I had to stop.

I got lost watching video after video of this stuff.

:D


16 posted on 06/29/2018 1:43:50 PM PDT by Salamander (I ride all night and I travel in fear, that in this darkness, I will disappear...)
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To: Yaelle

Yes, someone else brought that up. I don’t see why not. It’d be a great application for it.


17 posted on 06/29/2018 1:44:17 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I read about this in a novel but the author said it was based on a real material, and damn if it isnt.!


18 posted on 06/29/2018 1:47:56 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: LibWhacker
THUNDERTRUMP BODY ARMOR !


19 posted on 06/29/2018 1:51:38 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: MeganC

Good point.


20 posted on 06/29/2018 1:51:49 PM PDT by al_c (https://conventionofstates.com)
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