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Improving Armor, Helmets and Diagnosis
August 4, 2010
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Materials scientists at NYU-Poly and NYU found that foam used in helmets and body armor can cause as much injury as hard material when under high loads such as sharp impacts or shock waves from explosives. In a counter-intuitive finding, scientists at New York University (NYU) and Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) report that the foam used in helmets and other body armor indeed absorbs damage when compressed slowly but can cause as much injury as a hard object.Full Story
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
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