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January 09, 2006

You Got The Red Armor: New Nanotech Armor 5x Stronger Than Steel

Instalanche me! It's war! It's nanotech! It's the singularity of body amor!

An Israeli firm has developed armor based on nanotechnology.

ApNano has tested armor said to be five times stronger than steel and twice as strong as any impact-resistant material used in protective gear.

Last year, a sample of the ApNano material was subjected to tests in which a steel projectile traveling at a speed of up to 1.5 kilometers per second slammed into the material.

Executives said the impact was the equivalent to dropping four diesel locomotives onto an area the size of a human fingernail.

They said the nano-based armor, which stemmed from a new carbon form called Inorganic Fullerenes, withstood the impact.

They hope to begin selling the armor by 2009.


Thanks to the A-Man.


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