Bulletproofing your tees….easy!

photo by zazzle

Ordinary tank tops can be made bulletproof style.  Discovery.com reports that scientists from South Carolina, Switzerland and China have discovered a way in making armors of ordinary t-shirts.

By combining the carbon in the cotton with boron, the scientists have created a tough, lightweight fabric of boron carbide, the same material used to protect tanks.

What they did was  cut a  white shirt into strips and dipped into a black solution of boron for  an hour.  After removing from the solution, the strips were then  baked for another  hour in an oven at more than 1,000 degrees Celsius.

Aside from blocking a bullet, the shirt  can  block the sun’s hazardous ultra violet rays and  also radioactive neutron materials. The shirt was made to become a comfortable armor wear for soldiers and policemen.


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