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July 29, 2015
Navy researches use of transparent material as armor
Washington (UPI) Jul 28, 2015
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is working to improve a transparent material for use as bullet-proof windows and for military optics. The material is called spinel. "Spinel is actually a mineral; it's magnesium aluminate," said Dr. Jas Sanghera, the researcher leading the NRL project. "The advantage is it's so much tougher, stronger, and harder than glass. It provides better protection in more hostile environments - so it can withstand sand and rain erosion. "For weight-sensit ... read more

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