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Ordinary T-shirts could become body armour


Posted on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 | Comment icon 17 comments


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Researchers are developing a standard T-shirt reinforced with boron to act as lightweight body armour.

Soliders and police officers that often have need of protective body armour could one day use what are otherwise ordinary t-shirts to protect themselves from harm.

"A simple cotton T-shirt may one day be converted into tougher, more comfortable body armor for soldiers or police officers."

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Paul Noise on 13 April, 2010, 22:23
WANT!
Comment icon #9 Posted by village_idiot on 13 April, 2010, 22:29
Just remember, people, when it says 'bullet-proof', it doesn't make you invincible. That, and multiple rounds can do wonders to things that are 'bullet-proof' as well as larger calibers.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Paul Noise on 13 April, 2010, 23:20
Just remember, people, when it says 'bullet-proof', it doesn't make you invincible. That, and multiple rounds can do wonders to things that are 'bullet-proof' as well as larger calibers. True, but body armor is like a condom, better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
Comment icon #11 Posted by REBEL on 14 April, 2010, 3:19
Maybe they could sell em @ retail department stores.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Lizardian_guy on 14 April, 2010, 10:33
Is it machine washable?
Comment icon #13 Posted by Jaygatz on 15 April, 2010, 8:42
Interesting, gotta love nano technology!!
Comment icon #14 Posted by Joey costa on 15 April, 2010, 19:46
thats old i read about that 8 months ago
Comment icon #15 Posted by _Nyx_ on 15 April, 2010, 19:49
this and an invisibility cloak....my plan for world domination has advanced several steps.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Fatebreaker on 15 April, 2010, 20:12
this and an invisibility cloak....my plan for world domination has advanced several steps. Hmmmm what if they combined the invisibility cloak and this
Comment icon #17 Posted by Mac E on 22 April, 2010, 17:50
Wait! This means I can finally have bullet proof underwear I'm one step closer to being a super hero.


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