Condoms at Wal Mart and Now THIS?

Bulletproof VestSo how would you feel about being able to wear clothing that can help protect you from bullets, knives and even ultra-violet light while feeling as comfortable as cotton?  Scientists from the US, Switzerland and China are on the track of making this happen.

Scientists have been working on combining the carbon fibers from cotton and boron to create boron carbide.  They believe that they may be able to use this technology to create lightweight protective gear for soldiers and police, lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles and even lighter aircrafts.

The steps we take in science often amaze me.  I know that many times the things scientists try to create never come to fruition, but it looks like they are already on their way to making this protective material.

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