Next generation armor inspired by animal scales

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by lklawson, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    "We've seen scientists examine everything from the structure of sea sponges to the clubbing ability of mantis shrimps in the search for next generation lightweight armor systems. Researchers at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering believe that fish scales could hold the key to creating armor that's both impervious and lightweight. They eventually aim to combine the properties of fish, snake and butterfly scales into a single protective armor system."​
    Next generation armor inspired by animal scales

    Strange, but I could have sworn that Scale Armor has been in use for thousands of years. :p
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    Peace favor your sword,
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  2. colthrash

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    your examples only have real battlefield experience, and are not backed up by college studies. therefore they do not qualify to be considered by the research team...
     

  3. Branth

    Branth Member

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    DragonSkin armor was this same principle, and that's old enough to be on mythbusters several years ago...
     
  4. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Ooooo, and stylish too. There's something very Game OF Thrones-ish about it.
     
  5. Outlaw

    Outlaw Supporting Member

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    But is it 30.06 proof? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    I shot a fish with a 30-06 once. His scales didn't protect sh!t. :p
     
  7. SWAGA

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    That dragon would mess you up though......
     
  8. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Not if you had Frodo's sward :-D ;-)
     
  9. Branth

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    Bah. No real dragon would let himself be taken down by some runt with an oversized bowie knife. If it were me, I'd toast him from 100 feet up and call it a day.
     
  10. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

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    Not to mention the blond jailbait would have you tortured to death.....

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  11. mr_flintstone

    mr_flintstone Supporting Member

    And the government has spent billions on developing new types of camouflage too. The should have just used a deer hide. You can't see one of those standing in the middle of the road on a clear day unless he moves.
     
  12. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    In my day the best armor was a private. Made you want to get promoted.