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Next Gen Body Armor to be made from Spider Silk

Called Monster Silk, this light and tough material is produced by genetically engineered silkworms. Scientists at the US-based Kraig Biocraft Laboratories are the ones behind this achievement. Spider silk is stronger and lighter than the fiber used in most fabrics For this reason, scientists have been exploring a wide range of...

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Dispelling Medieval Armor Myths

What come to mind when someone says Medieval armor? This? This is a really awful modern reproduction, this is why people think medieval armor was awkward, restrictive and clumsy. But below is an actual armor from the 16th century. Beautifully acid etched 16th century (so post-medieval) armor, but it doesn’t...

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