Move over Kevlar, because an Israeli company called ApNano has developed, through the use of nano technology, a material that is 5 times the strength of steel and at least twice as strong as any material used in protective gear. The company originally concentrated in nano-based lubricants, but apparently shifted focus into protective armor – interesting move.

ApNano subjected their armor to steel projectiles traveling at 1.5 km/second. The armor withstood the shock and even maintained its original appearance. The shock was equivalent to 250 tons of pressure per square centimeter. Apparently, that is like dropping 4 diesel locomotives onto an area no larger then a fingernail.

The company is working to develop the nano armor/material at a higher rate in order to make it commercially viable in less then 3 years.

Picture is for example purposes – not actual product.



Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."