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Eldorado

Composite Metal Foam stops .50 cal rounds

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"Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using composite metal foam (CMF) can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much. The finding means that vehicle designers will be able to develop lighter military vehicles without sacrificing safety, or can improve protection without making vehicles heavier.

"CMF is a foam that consists of hollow, metallic spheres -- made of materials such as stainless steel or titanium -- embedded in a metallic matrix made of steel, titanium, aluminum or other metallic alloys. In this study, the researchers used steel-steel CMF, meaning that both the spheres and the matrix were made of steel."

Full article at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190605105943.htm

Report plus video at NC State Uni: https://news.ncsu.edu/2019/06/metal-foam-stops-50-caliber/

Or just the video, at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKx7QV5bukw

 

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third_eye

Great! 

Now coat ever school from roof to pavement, the kids just need to get down and duck behind walls comes the next inevitable mass shootings at schools

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Minimalists

That's some tough ****!

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