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Bulletproof Jackets and Backpacks a Disturbing New Trend in Children’s Fashion

Bulletproof Jackets and Backpacks a Disturbing New Trend in Children’s Fashion

Body armor is being worn by more than just SWAT teams these days. In the wake of the horrific massacre at a school in Newtown, Conn. last month, a Colombian company is planning to produce a line of

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The Indlovu Centre is a Fireproof & Bulletproof Community Building in South Africa

The Indlovu Centre is a Fireproof & Bulletproof Community Building in South Africa

Reconstruction of the Indluvo Centre began in 2009 when Architects Without Frontiers went to assess the community's needs. They worked with Zvi Belling and Lani Fender to design the project pro-bono to

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Police Officers Keep Cool in the Heat With Air-Conditioned Bulletproof Vests

Police Officers Keep Cool in the Heat With Air-Conditioned Bulletproof Vests

If you've ever seen police officers walking around in full gear during a heat wave, you've probably felt a little faint just looking at them.  Lucky for them, scientists from the Swiss Federal

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Genetically Modified Silkworms Spin Super Strong Spider Silk for Bandages and Bulletproof Vests

Genetically Modified Silkworms Spin Super Strong Spider Silk for Bandages and Bulletproof Vests

Genetically engineered spiders may be the stuff of comic books, but what about genetically engineered silkworms? Working at the University of Wyoming, a team led by Dr Donald Jarvis has successfully

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Bulletproof Solar-Powered Jo-Mojo Electric Roadster to Hit the Streets Next Year

Bulletproof Solar-Powered Jo-Mojo Electric Roadster to Hit the Streets Next Year

Estonian auto company Dartz Kombat is known for making the Prombron -- basically a bulletproof Hummer on steriods - however they recently announced plans to go 'green' by launching a bulletproof

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Scientists Develop Bulletproof Skin Using Goat Milk Spider Silk

Scientists Develop Bulletproof Skin Using Goat Milk Spider Silk

We know this sounds insane, but Dutch researchers working with the Forensic Genomics Consortium in the Netherlands claim to have just created bulletproof skin from goat milk. The researchers report that

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Marlène Huissoud Creates Alien Artefacts with Silkworm Cocoons and Biodegradable Beehive Resin

Marlène Huissoud Creates Alien Artefacts with Silkworm Cocoons and Biodegradable Beehive Resin

Born into a family of beekeepers, Huissoud first experimented with propolis, a biodegradable resin that honey bees collect from different trees and use as a sealant in the hive. The color of propolis

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Giant Fruit-Shaped Bus Stops Line Streets in Japan

Giant Fruit-Shaped Bus Stops Line Streets in Japan

The 16 quirky bus stops are located in Konagai, Japan (part of Isahaya City in Nagasaki) and were originally constructed for the 1990 Travel Expo. In order to attract arriving visitors, the stands have

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MIT Researchers to 3D Print a Silkworm-Inspired Pavilion Using a Robotic Arm

MIT Researchers to 3D Print a Silkworm-Inspired Pavilion Using a Robotic Arm

Photo via Shutterstock MIT has unveiled plans to 3D print a pavilion inspired by the technique that silkworms use to build their cocoons. Data that tracks the movement of a silkworm as it makes its

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The $8500 Havana Tsunami Survival Pod Can Withstand 6 Tons of Debris!

The $8500 Havana Tsunami Survival Pod Can Withstand 6 Tons of Debris!

Australian shipbuilder Matt Duncan was so affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that he put his engineering skills to use and designed a Tsunami Survival Pod capable of withstanding six tons of

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Scientists Create Artificial Plastic Skin That Bleeds And Heals Itself

Scientists Create Artificial Plastic Skin That Bleeds And Heals Itself

For years, scientists have been working to develop artificial skin for wounded patients and bio-medical research. Now a team from the University of Southern Mississippi has taken the effort one step

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Scientists Discover That Spider Silk Conducts Heat 800 Times Better Than Any Other Organic Material

Scientists Discover That Spider Silk Conducts Heat 800 Times Better Than Any Other Organic Material

From violin strings to beautiful golden garments, delicate spider silk is good for much more than trapping delicious insects. Scientists at Iowa State University have put the organic threads to the test,

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Japanese Company Announces Plans to Build 22,000-Mile-High Space Elevator by 2050

Japanese Company Announces Plans to Build 22,000-Mile-High Space Elevator by 2050

Scientists have long considered the possibility of creating ultra-tall space elevators that stretch beyond the earth’s atmosphere to transport satellites and shuttles into outer space without the cost

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Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

With a serious housing shortage but no shortage of plastic bottles littering the streets, the Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) - an NGO based in Nigeria - decided to build this

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Pope Benedict XVI Gets a M-Class Mercedes Hybrid Popemobile

Pope Benedict XVI Gets a M-Class Mercedes Hybrid Popemobile

As the leader of the Catholic Church and 'father' to the planet's 1 billion Catholics, the Pope must always set a good example. Pope Benedict XVI has already been dubbed "the green pope" due to his

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New Printable Armor is Hardest Organic Substance Ever Designed

New Printable Armor is Hardest Organic Substance Ever Designed

Sometimes inspiration comes from the strangest of places. Case in point: scientists have just created a new super strong material based on the plaque found in Alzheimer's patients' brains. The new

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Inhabitat Reader Builds Sustainable Homes in Ghana

Inhabitat Reader Builds Sustainable Homes in Ghana

Brandon is a native of Orlando who decided to move to Africa to get some hands-on experience building affordable homes after a stint at a design firm in the states. Now, instead of sitting in a cubicle,

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Transgenic Spider-Goat Hybrids Produce Tougher-Than-Steel Silk

Transgenic Spider-Goat Hybrids Produce Tougher-Than-Steel Silk

Spider silk is known for its tough as nails strength and pliable nature, making it an ideal material for application in items ranging from bulletproof vests to even artificial ligaments and tendons.

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Glassphemy: A Way to Recycle Glass Bottles with Fury!

Glassphemy: A Way to Recycle Glass Bottles with Fury!

Pissed off about oil spills? Angered by over-packaging? Rather than letting all that pent up frustration to get the better of you, why not grab a used glass bottle instead and commit

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Scientists Turn the Everyday T-Shirt into Resilient Body Armor

Scientists Turn the Everyday T-Shirt into Resilient Body Armor

You don't have to be the out-of-this-world kin of the Kents' in order to slip into the wearable armor made for the red-caped crusader. By splicing the carbon in cotton with boron, researchers at the

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Life Preservers for Polar Bears On Sinking Arctic Ice

Life Preservers for Polar Bears On Sinking Arctic Ice

As the climate crisis mounts and Arctic icebergs slip away, polar bears are suffering starvation, population declines, and drowning as they must swim further and further to find food. Seeking to raise

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