Should be standard equipment with every new American truck…
- Ballistic barrier is made up of twelve layers of bullet-proof Kevlar fiber
- Unique origami inspired design can fold up and easily be stowed in a vehicle
- Barrier successfully stopped 9 mm, .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum rounds
- Could also protect school children or casualties in an emergency situation
Engineers working on a way to keep police safe may have found the solution in an unusual place.
Taking inspiration from the Japanese art of paper folding, a team of researchers have developed a lightweight shield that can stop bullets in their tracks.
The ballistic barrier is made up of twelve layers of Kevlar fiber and weighs only slightly more than a large suitcase, but it can completely stop projectiles from most common handguns.
The barrier was created by engineers at Brigham Young University (BYU), a private research university Utah.
It can be…
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