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Jon Camp
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Interesting
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I've heard of stuff like this before but this is the first one I've heard of that resists knife attacks. Sounds great. I hope they get it to our troops soon.

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Cool if it works, and I hope it does.

Anyone remember the peculiarity of the personal shield in Dune? To penetrate the shield the weapon had to contact the shield slowly. I imagine that a knife pressed up against the material and slowly pushed into it would penetrate as it would not be a high energy event, but a stabbing or cutting motion might trigger the stiffening effect.

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"The slow blade penetrates the shield"
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On Stargate, too.

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I think that Play-Doh has the ability to stiffen on sudden impact as well, IIRC.
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Interesting stuff, still intensely painful I imagine, bonebreaking possibly, but very awesome nonetheless. I can see it now, a bunch of close quarters combat ala Dune on the streets of Iraq.
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Or just more blunt force trauma. And fire.
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ngthagg
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johnson: Perhaps you were thinking of this? http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/5ac8/

Very cool stuff. Nanotechnology consistently produces amazing results.

ngthagg

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