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Israeli Scientists Offer Soldiers Fish-Inspired Protection

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Considering that Israel is a global leader in innovation and security issues, it’s no wonder that Israeli scientists have developed new material that will vastly improve body armor, making it strong enough to protect soldiers from bullets and knife attacks.

Inspired by the scaly skin of fish, researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology designed a hybrid double-layered material that provides protection against penetration while preserving flexibility.

“The secret behind this material is in the combination and design of hard scales above with soft, flexible tissue below,” lead researcher Assistant Professor Stephan Rudykh told American Technion Society — a university-affiliated website — last month.

While strength and flexibility are generally competing properties, Rudykh said that his team found that by varying the angle in which the scales are arranged, it was possible to increase their resistance to penetration by up to 40 times, while the flexibility of the material only decreased by 5 times.

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