Body armour based on brain plaque.

One of the many reason’s I follow Warren Ellis on twitter and the feed from his blog is the intresting stuff he shares.

Sometimes inspiration comes from the strangest of places. Case in point: scientists have just created a new super strong material based on the plaque found in Alzheimer’s patients’ brains. The new substance isn’t exactly the same as the plaque that causes the tragic disease, but it has a very similar chemical structure that is then coated with an additional protective layer. The tiny spheres that result are microscopic and when put together, form a printable substance that is tougher than steel, twice as tough as Kevlar and the hardest microscopic organic substance on Earth.

Read more: New Body Printable Organic Body Armor is Twice as Strong as Kevlar | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

Every now and then it’s nice to be reminded the world is a little bit stranger then I had thought.

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