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Kevlar-Filled (KF) Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Rubber Insulation

An inquirer wanted to better understand and characterize current rocket motor insulation, the development process, and integration methods to help in the process of developing a new material for State of the Art (SOTA) EPDM…


Graphene and Silk Show Potential as Armor of the Future

A team of Imperial alumni and postdocs are combining silk with graphene to produce next generation armor for people, vehicles and buildings. “If you were shot by a handgun, Kevlar body armor will save you.” said Dr Gareth Tear, postgraduate researcher in shock physics, and one of the leads on the project. “But the armor

Kevlar-Based Artificial Cartilage Mimics the Magic of the Real Thing

The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials couldn”t match it—until “Kevlartilage” was developed by researchers at the University of Michigan and Jiangnan University. “We know that we consist mostly of water—all life does—and yet our bodies have a lot

Army Shows off Its Lightest Combat Helmet Ever

Army equipment officials said Thursday that the service”s newest combat helmet will feel significantly lighter to soldiers while providing the same protection. The Advanced Combat Helmet Gen II will replace the legacy Advanced Combat Helmet, which was fielded about 15 years ago. The service earlier this month awarded Revision Military, based in Essex Junction in