Friday, November 20, 2009

And now, bombproof wallpaper

The idiom goes that necessity is the mother of invention. I would say there is a need for something like this product claimed to be able to withstand an explosion (or wrecking balls if terrorists turn to using them instead). Hotels, UN headquarters, embassies, indeed anywhere where terrorists use explosives would find this product handy.

To put the X-Flex bombproof wallpaper to the test, they substituted a wrecking ball for an explosion. With no wallpaper, test walls crumbled on the first hit. With X-Flex on the backside, they literally could not bring the walls down. The material stretched to contain brick fragments trying to blast into the room and bounced right back.

Source: Popular Science

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