Human nature will always make war and conflict imminent. The military industrial complex is a perpetual machine that causes modern technology companies to scramble to invent the next scientific breakthrough. Researchers at North Carolina State University just struck gold with their latest innovation by designing a material that will shatter armor-piercing rounds on impact. Not only will this help outfit and protect our troops and equipment, this material is considerably lighter than anything we’ve known to date. Oh yeah, and did I mention that it’s a metallic foam?
Lightweight composite metal foams have excellent thermal protection compared to conventional metals. The study findings show that these metals could be used in other applications involving heat-sensitive materials and space exploration.
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