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bulletproof clay
2015-04-27 08:34:23

The R&D folks at the US Naval Research Laboratory have once again done their best MacGyver impression, creating something impossibly cool and useful (a new type of bulletproof glass) from seemingly mundane source materials (synthetic powdered clay).

Researchers Develop Harder Ceramic For Armor Windows
2014-04-30 13:27:32

The Department of Defense needs materials for armor windows that provide essential protection for both personnel and equipment while still having a high degree of transparency.

2011-12-29 08:00:00

A new Phase I SBIR award from the Army provides a boost to Surmet’s cost effective manufacturing of ALON® and spinel Optical Ceramics.

e163f58495eb76a8767be5902b63749b1
2005-03-23 07:20:00

Scientists have explained how a globe-encircling residue formed in the aftermath of the asteroid impact that triggered the extinction of the dinosaurs. The residue consists of sand-sized droplets of hot liquid that condensed from the vapor cloud produced by an impacting asteroid 65 million years ago.


Word of the Day
sipe
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.
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