boron

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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