Quote:Bad news for bullets this week: Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a super strong armor material that literally turns bullets to dust upon impact.
In a rather dramatic video recently posted online, an armor-piercing bullet is shown essentially disintegrating as it impacts the armor. Check it out:
the CMF plating has potential applications for space travel or even transporting nuclear waste, according to the research team. Earlier testing has demonstrated that CMFs can withstand extremely high temperatures and effectively block x-ray, gamma ray and neutron radiation.
It never mentions the weight of the armor.
Stopping a 30-06 M2 isn't actually that hard. A half inch of steel will do it easily.
Of course, a half inch steel plate is heavy and not the sort of thing an infantryman wants to have to wear. The newer armor is made of exotic materials.