Boron Treated T-Shirts For Stopping Bullets

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.

Full Story – HERE

Pretty cool, although even if the bullet could no long go “through” you, you’d still die from having your shirt pushed a few inches into your chest.  Damn that would be painful!

More information on Boron Carbide – HERE

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Aleksandr Mravinsky April 17, 2010 at 03:48 pm

Sounds expensive. I think I’m going to just stick with regular shirts and take the risk of being shot at.

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Admin (Mike) April 19, 2010 at 03:49 pm

Hehe yea I’m with you.

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Chuck Z April 18, 2010 at 01:55 pm

Maybe not good for keeping you alive from blunt force trauma, But likely excellent protection from shrapnel, especially as an undergarment.

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Admin (Mike) April 19, 2010 at 03:49 pm

Good point Chuck

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Taliesin April 18, 2010 at 02:04 pm

You probably would die of dehydration if you wore one in 100+ degree weather here in Phoenix, Az.

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Admin (Mike) April 19, 2010 at 03:50 pm

No kidding! That would be pretty ironic to live through being shot, but die from the summer heat.

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JP April 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm

i think it may not be ready, but when is done is going to be a total success….

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Admin (Mike) April 19, 2010 at 03:51 pm

yea, hopefully it saves some lives.

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