Super Armour

ApNano has tested armour said to be five times stronger than steel and twice as strong as any impact-resistant material used in protective gear. Last year, a sample of the ApNano material was subjected to tests in which a steel projectile traveling at a speed of up to 1.5 kilometers per second slammed into the material. Executives said the impact was the equivalent to dropping four diesel locomotives onto an area the size of a human fingernail. They said the nano-based armour, which stemmed from a new carbon form called Inorganic Fullerenes, withstood the impact — via Warren Ellis

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