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The US army shelling out nineteen million dollars to -- American troops safe on the battlefield there enlisting the help of top researchers.
To develop new body armor which ultimately could save lives.
More angles lab and our newsroom here in New York good morning.
Good morning bill you know it's a new way of looking at an old problem.
The military reaching out to research universities including Johns Hopkins and -- Working together with private companies and the US army to revolutionize the way protective armor is designed.
What Captain America needs is -- -- feel confident vote.
The threats could range from improved to sing simple ballistic.
Threats such as bullets that will can the will improve.
Two more complex threats such as improvised explosive devices at Rutgers the work and.
-- manipulating materials under extreme heat to reduce the weight of body armor by 30%.
While making it 50% more efficient.
We're not just going in into cabinet pulling out materials and testing them one at a time say do they work we're going in that cabinet.
Taking that material out and say how do we change it.
To make it work.
Working with a ninety million dollar award from the army Johns Hopkins is leading the team what we've got to see here they're booked through the moment of -- -- -- -- The -- -- extreme materials institute run six permits to measure and better understand how elements respond when subjected to high velocity circumstances.
What do you do with the -- to protect the people who protect us.
Another goal reducing the amount of time it takes to get the new and improved armor into the field something that the scientists we spoke Tuesday if you're going to give someone something to whereas say.
This is gonna protect you -- better now.
That it's going to do just that they'll.
Our thanks and money well -- morning.
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