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New Armor Material Turns Armor-piercing Bullets ‘Into Dust’

A new material might be strong enough to render even an armor-piercing bullet harmless. Researchers at North Carolina State University say they’ve developed a composite metal foam that would turn the bullet “into dust on impact.” The CMF is lighter than metal and could revolutionize body and vehicle armor. CMF is also able to withstand fire and heat twice as much plain metals. “We could stop the bullet at a total thickness of less than an inch, while the indentation on the back was...

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