Friday, April 09, 2010
Ordinary T-Shirts Turned Into Body Armor
THe University of South Carolina reports Ordinary T-shirts could become body armor "Researchers at the University of South Carolina, collaborating with others from China and Switzerland, drastically increased the toughness of a T-shirt by combining the carbon in the shirt’s cotton with boron – the third hardest material on earth. The result is a lightweight shirt reinforced with boron carbide, the same material used to protect tanks." Crazy.