Saturday, August 25, 2007

Faster Means Harder

You may have heard of liquid armor. Can't be any such thing right? Here's a fun look into one of the principles behind it.


Blogger Panday said...

What we have here is the earliest stage of the Holtzmann shield technology in Herbert's Dune.
Now to see if warfare goes back to the days of melee weapons and elan!

More probable, perhaps, is a change toward superpowered harpoon or dart guns. Kevlar can stop bullets, yet knives and icepicks can penetrate it. It looks like this new substance has the same limitation.

8/25/2007 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Norman said...

Oops! Spam alert!

8/26/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Blogger RWE said...

I would suspect that the actual employment of Liquid Armor in combat would of necessity be preceeded by the use of Liquid Courage.

8/26/2007 05:17:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Soldier #1: Dude!?! Did you piss yourself, or what?

Soldier #2: No, my armor's leaking.

Squad Leader to fresh boot: "And no matter what any of these knuckle heads say, you can not drink your armor if you run out of water."

8/26/2007 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger Marcus Aurelius said...

Go and change your armor!

8/27/2007 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger Marcus Aurelius said...

In all seriousness now.

The linked site refers to cornstartch and water. Mythbusters had a show where they used that to "walk on water". As long as they ran across the mixture they could "walk on water" however as soon as they stopped they would sink down.

8/27/2007 07:43:00 AM  
Blogger LarryD said...

In Larry Niven's Known Space series, there was something like this, I believe it came to be called Reflex Armor.

8/27/2007 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger Charles said...


Good Hunting/God Speed/Journey's Mercies

8/27/2007 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger Uriah said...

Silly Putty anyone??

8/30/2007 04:07:00 PM  

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