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Aug 19, 2020

A Wood Product Stronger than Steel that Could Change the World

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, mobile phones, weapons

Circa 2018


Measuring one million times less than the width of a human hair, graphene is harder than diamonds and 200 times stronger than steel. Small, strong, and flexible, it is the most conductive material on earth and has the potential to charge a cell phone in just five seconds or to upload a terabit of data in one. It can be used to filter salt from water, develop bullet-stopping body armor, and create biomicrorobots.

These incredible properties have captured the attention of scientists and industry specialists around the world, all seeking to harness graphene’s potential for applications in electronics, energy, composites and coatings, biomedicine, and other industries.

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Jul 11, 2020

St. George-based inventor goes public with ZHeus 3, a weapon with big implications for police reform

Posted by in categories: military, weapons

ST. GEORGE — An invention that could lead to the end of gunpowder is not just an idea — it’s already been used in a real-world military mission.

Priced at $1 million, ZHeus 3 is not a gun; it’s a “platform” that has taken Harvester, a St. George-based inventor, 15 years to design. Harvester could not release his full name because he still has a commitment to national security.

The idea for this invention, along with an improved armor, began some 15 years ago when Harvester’s best friend died in his arms after being shot during an Air Force mission. The bullet shot straight through his friend’s bulletproof vest and kept going.

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May 30, 2020

Denver Police To Test Gunshot Detection System

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| Denver, CO Patch


Expect to hear gunshot testing in downtown Denver Wednesday evening.

Apr 30, 2020

New research shows the Army could soon develop a rifle with hyper-velocity rounds

Posted by in categories: military, weapons

Circa 2019


But perhaps soldiers should be glad that the Army didn’t go with the infamous Heckler & Koch G11 or the futuristic XM29 OICW, or the ill-fated XM8 assault rifle.

Instead of a very conventional rifle firing the 5.56 NATO round, the Army is now rapidly progressing towards developing and field-testing a new weapon that can double the muzzle speeds of a bullet.

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Mar 31, 2020

One Step Closer to a Batsuit for Soldiers

Posted by in categories: military, nanotechnology, weapons

O„.o carbon nanotube suit.


Researchers announce new military funding in search for body armor skin that could be 300 percent stronger than anything we’ve seen before.

In Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, there’s a scene where inventor Lucius Fox, played by Morgan Freeman, explains that Wayne Enterprises has created a prototype body armor for the U.S. infantry that’s as light as Kevlar but bullet- and knife-proof. Bruce Wayne asks why it never went into production. “The bean counters figured a soldier’s life wasn’t worth the 300 grand,” Fox replies.

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Mar 25, 2020

Scientists have built a foam armor that stops bullets as well as heavy steel

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A newly developed metallic foam can stop even the biggest of bullets, but as with steel, there’s still a margin for death.

Mar 24, 2020

New form of matter discovered that has only ever been seen in sci-fi

Posted by in categories: particle physics, weapons

Scientists have accidentally discovered a completely new form of matter that works in the same way as the lightsabers used in Star Wars.

A team of physicists were messing around with photons when they managed to get the particles to stick together and form a molecule.

The molecule behaves, they claim, just like a lightsaber by moving the light particles around in a solid mass and is unlike any matter seen before.

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Mar 1, 2020

Sniper-proof: .50 Caliber Bullets Can Kill. Meet the Body Armor That Can Stop Them

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Circa 2019


How effective is it?

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Feb 23, 2020

Philip Haney, DHS whistleblower, found dead, police say

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, security, weapons

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower Philip Haney was found dead in Amador County, Calif., on Friday, according to local authorities.

Haney, 66, “appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Sheriff and coroner Martin A. Ryan shared the initial details of the case.

“On February 21, 2020 at approximately 1012 hours, deputies and detectives responded to the area of Highway 124 and Highway 16 in Plymouth to the report of a male subject on the ground with a gunshot wound,” the release read.

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Jan 22, 2020

Engineers develop recipe to dramatically strengthen body armor

Posted by in categories: materials, weapons

According to ancient lore, Genghis Khan instructed his horsemen to wear silk vests underneath their armor to better protect themselves against an onslaught of arrows during battle. Since the time of Khan, body armor has significantly evolved—silk has given way to ultra-hard materials that act like impenetrable walls against most ammunition. However, even this armor can fail, particularly if it is hit by high-speed ammunition or other fast-moving objects.

Researchers at Texas A&M University have formulated a new recipe that can prevent weaknesses in modern-day armor. By adding a tiny amount of the element silicon to , a material commonly used for making , they discovered that bullet-resistant gear could be made substantially more resilient to high-speed impacts.

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