In an academy lab, Cadet Hayley Weir mixed up batches of her secret formula, a viscous black goo. She says it’s less like science and more like baking a cake.
The substance is put in vacuum-seal bags normally used for leftovers and flattened into a quarter-inch layer.
That is layered into a wafer with Kevlar fabric.
“It’s all about the layering,” Weir said.
A quarter-inch thick design repeatedly stopped a round fired from a 9mm handgun and multiple shots from a 44 magnum.
It could possibly be used to reduce or replace the thick metal plates that protect military aircraft, tanks and other vehicles.
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