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DuPont opens ballistics facility in India


April 12th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) US multinational DuPont Thursday announced the opening of its world-class integrated ballistics facility in India to manufacture and test sophisticated materials for protection from bombs ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Stolen NATO army kits on sale in Pakistan!


March 18th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Stockpiles of NATO military equipment meant for use against the Taliban are being sold in Pakistan's black market, a British media report said.Stolen military-issue knives, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Human skin mixed with spider silk can halt bullets


September 14th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Synthetic spider silk blended with human skin produces a material that can halt rifle bullets at half their muzzle velocity. It is the work of Dutch ... Read more...

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Super car made out of fruit fibres


March 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Super strong yet light weight cars made from the fibres of pineapples and bananas could be a possibility within two years. In what promises to be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Soon, ‘green’ cars made from pineapples, bananas!


March 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Wondering what your next new car will be made of? Possibly from pineapples or bananas.Brazilian scientists have developed a more effective way to use fibres from these and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists unravel secrets of strong spider silk


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Spiders spin silk to use in webs and to suspend themselves.However, the mysterious mechanics of what makes spider silk strong have baffled scientists for generations.Now, German researchers believe ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New body armour for soldiers


January 14th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) A new body armour - bullet-proof custard - could help save soldiers' lives. It is made up of a substance that absorbs the force of a shot or ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New high-performance fiber promises better bulletproof vests, airplanes


December 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have created a new kind of fibre that could be tougher than Kevlar.Working in a multidisciplinary team, the group has created a high performance fibre ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bomb-proof boxers perfect Xmas gift for Brit troops in Afghanistan!


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Bomb-proof boxer shorts seem to be the perfect gift this Christmas for the troops fighting in Afghanistan.Wives and girlfriends, desperate for their men to return from the war ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coming soon: Body armour that is tougher than bullet proof Kevlar


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): It's light, cheap and it is stronger than the previous record holder, bulletproof Kevlar - it's a new kind of material that could lead to more economical and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carbon nanotubes twice as strong as once believed


September 16th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists have reported that carbon nanotubes - those tiny particles poised to revolutionize electronics, medicine, and other areas - are much bigger in the strength department than anyone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, armour made of ‘bullet proof custard’!


July 13th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have designed a new kind of armour that they are calling "bullet-proof custard".Researchers at BAE systems claim that the lightweight material would eventually replace thick and heavy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, armour made from ‘bullet proof custard’!


July 10th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have designed a new kind of armour that they are calling "bullet-proof custard".Researchers at BAE systems claim that the lightweight material would eventually replace thick and heavy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, ‘cyborg dogs’ to combat Taliban


June 28th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI):British army chiefs have unveiled their latest weapon, 'cyborg dogs', to do battle in the war against the Taliban.According to the Daily Star, scientists described cyborg troops ... Read more...

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Germanium ’tissue paper’ could stop a bullet, power an iPod


April 28th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Tissue paper could soon be used to make bulletproof vests and harness solar energy, suggests a new American research.Tissue paper, made from normally brittle germanium and silicon, contains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alexander wore ‘linothorax’ - armor made from laminated linen


January 12th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 12 (ANI): Alexander the Great's body armor was made of layers of linen laminated together, according to a new research.Experts suggest that the conqueror's soldiers also wore similar attires.The reconstructive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA crashes helicopter to test new shield for cars


December 26th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): NASA has intentionally crashed a 3,000-pound MD-500 helicopter loaded with dummies to test a new safety shield, which could someday be used to make the cars we drive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The $1.6m car that has diamonds, rubies…and seats made of whale penis!


October 16th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 16 (ANI): A Russian carmaker has used the skin of whale penis for seat covers in a new SUV.Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition, priced at 1.6 million dollars, is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘James Bond’ style 100mph Navy interceptor fastest boat ever built


September 7th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): The Britishers have designed a 'James Bond' style Navy interceptor, which at 100 mph (miles per hour), is the fastest boat ever built and is set to take ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, an inflatable tower that can climb to the edge of space


June 9th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Some scientists have envisaged the building of a giant inflatable tower that could carry people to the edge of space without the need for a rocket, and could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meet the ‘luckiest man in the British Army ‘ who escaped bullet by only 2mm!


April 20th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): A Brit soldier is being called the luckiest in the army after he survived a gun shot, which hit his helmet, but missed his head - by ... Read more...

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American becomes first woman ever to swim the Atlantic Ocean


February 9th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): In a new record, an American aged 56 has become the first woman to swim the Atlantic Ocean, after propelling herself across thousands of miles of ocean ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Icelandic designer creates world’’s first bulletproof handkerchief


October 23rd, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Keeping in mind well-dressed gentlemen with dangerous lifestyles, an Icelandic designer has created the world''s first bulletproof handkerchief.The life-saving accessory is made from Kevlar, which is five ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Spongy carbon tubes can revolutionise ”textile electronics”


October 11th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 11 (ANI): Chinese and American researchers have discovered a new carbon material that is potentially lighter and stronger than conventional carbon fibres. Huisheng Peng and his colleagues at Shanghai-based ... Read more...

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Sam Whittingham becomes world”’’s fastest cyclist after hitting 82.3 mph


September 28th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Sam Whittingham from British Columbia has become the worlds fastest cyclist after hitting a cool 82.3 mph on his recumbent bicycle.Whittingham, who is a bike-builder by profession, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian company buys German maker of bulletproof material


April 8th, 2008 - 12:56 am ICT by admin
DPA Sittensen (Germany), April 7 (DPA) India's MKU group of companies have acquired AST Security Equipment, a small manufacturer of lightweight bulletproof cladding for helicopters, light vehicles and luxury yachts, the German company ... Read more...

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Multi purpose fibre may lead to super strong body armour


November 14th, 2007 - 2:58 am ICT by admin
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