Science & Technology
Star Trek-style force-field armour being developed
By T.K. Randall
March 21, 2010 · 4 comments
Image Credit: US Army
In something straight out of science fiction a new space age force-field type armour is being developed by scientists.
The new system can be embedded in a tank or other vehicle and uses electrical pulses to repel incoming rockets, shrapnel and other projectiles.
Researchers at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), which is the research and development arm of the Ministry of Defence, claim it is possible to incorporate material known as supercapacitors into armour of a vehicle to turn it into a kind of giant battery.
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