Thursday, February 16, 2017

Origami-inspired bulletproof shield can stop a .44 Magnum

Fully deployed, the shield can protect two to three individuals

The ancient art of origami has been inspiring engineers and designers for decades. The principles behind this Japanese folding technique have been appropriated by everyone from solar array designers for implementation in space to medical engineers creating ingestible robotics. Now a team at Brigham Young University (BYU) has created a lightweight bulletproof shield inspired by a Yoshimura origami crease pattern.

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