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Old 10-22-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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New Nanospheres are the Stiffest Biological Materials Ever Created, Surpassing Kevlar | Popular Science

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Printable body armor, better bulletproof glass, and tougher steel are just a few of the applications for a new materials technology developed by Israeli researchers.
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And really, really small. They range in size from about 30 nanometers down to just two microns (by comparison, human hair averages something like 80 microns in diameter). But when assembled the material is extremely tough. In tests, only a diamond-tipped probe was able to dent the material, and then only by applying considerably more force that it takes to damage Kevlar.
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