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Posted: 10/3/2011 2:32:35 PM EST
Dutch artist Jalila Essaïdi and cell biologist Abdoelwaheb El Ghalbzouri have blended spider silk with human skin to produce material that is three times stronger than kevlar.

http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/09/human-skin-embedded-with-spider-silk-can-stop-a-bullet/
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:36:08 PM EST
It would make surgery a bitch. As well as shedding your skin like we normally do.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:36:52 PM EST
I want some spider silk embedded into my skin NOW!!
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:37:11 PM EST
Trauma is still gonna suck.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:38:43 PM EST
I'd almost rather have a round pass right through me than deliver all that energy as a blow.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:41:22 PM EST
Backface deformation....

It didn't really show the skin after the impact. It would have been interesting to see that. Thanks for the video though.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:42:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Sogman52:
I want some spider silk embedded into my skin NOW!!


This! Silk me up!
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:43:01 PM EST
You guys fail to see the real potential here and it's not giving about giving YOU a "natural" integral bullet proof vest. Think bio-armor for your HUMVEE.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:43:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 2:43:46 PM EST by Alien]
I always wondered how they could implement spidersilk as an armor. FUCK I HAVE IT! SPIDER SILK + CARBON NANO TUBES!!
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:45:31 PM EST
Bio suit, just hook it up to your body for power.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:46:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
You guys fail to see the real potential here and it's not giving about giving YOU a "natural" integral bullet proof vest. Think bio-armor for your HUMVEE.

Right. If you want to take the whole vehicle back through Skynet's time machine you need it to be covered in real skin.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:47:38 PM EST
An artist and a cell biologist. Neither of which are experts in the field of physics.

***I'm referencing the force absorbed by whatever is under the skin to stop the bullet.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:47:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 2:47:59 PM EST by leatherman84]
I always wanted a bullet proof lamp shade...
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:49:32 PM EST
Interesting.

Time to harvest the fatties.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:50:49 PM EST
Bullet proof penis....YES!!!
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:52:50 PM EST
Intredasting
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:53:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
You guys fail to see the real potential here and it's not giving about giving YOU a "natural" integral bullet proof vest. Think bio-armor for your HUMVEE.


or a lighter breathable plastron for me..
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:55:20 PM EST
That would be awesome, and I can't even begin to think of the potential implications for warfare.


Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:56:29 PM EST
Am I the only one who realizes that this was not only shot with a 22, but a reduced speed 22?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:58:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Am I the only one who realizes that this was not only shot with a 22, but a reduced speed 22?


yup and it will stop a broken sword!
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:59:25 PM EST
What round for Silk-Weaved human?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:05:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cnacki77:
What round for Silk-Weaved human?


HV 22lr
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:06:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Am I the only one who realizes that this was not only shot with a 22, but a reduced speed 22?


Out of a pistol no less.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:08:46 PM EST
Where's Old Painless?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:11:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cnacki77:
What round for Silk-Weaved human?


12 ga slug. If he's still alive, he ain't happy.

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Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:13:33 PM EST
Soon my skin-covered hockey mask will not be for aesthetics alone.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:17:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mr_Mowett:

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
You guys fail to see the real potential here and it's not giving about giving YOU a "natural" integral bullet proof vest. Think bio-armor for your HUMVEE.

Right. If you want to take the whole vehicle back through Skynet's time machine you need it to be covered in real skin.

If you were makin tha funny- mission accomplished.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:32:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By leatherman84:
I always wanted a bullet proof lamp shade...


I see what you did there
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:33:54 PM EST
Can I get bit by a radioactive spider instead?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:33:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
You guys fail to see the real potential here and it's not giving about giving YOU a "natural" integral bullet proof vest. Think bio-armor for your HUMVEE.

then... wraith ship!
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:37:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By gman556:
Originally Posted By leatherman84:
I always wanted a bullet proof lamp shade...


I see what you did there


Damn! His handle's LEATHERMAN, too!!!


BAD leatherman! BAD!!!

Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:38:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cnacki77:
What round for Silk-Weaved human?


Phippidis Audax.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:52:08 PM EST
It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again!

Gotta harvest it some how.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:57:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 3:57:53 PM EST by DragoMuseveni]

Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
You guys fail to see the real potential here and it's not giving about giving YOU a "natural" integral bullet proof vest. Think bio-armor for your HUMVEE.

then... wraith ship!


Or nuclear attack submarine.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:02:42 PM EST
you can has your spider skins.

i want chimp strength.

Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:04:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By MajorStumpDemon:
you can has your spider skins.

i want chimp strength.

http://www.chimphaven.org/images/midgethootingsm.JPG


What round for a Chimp wrapped in spider silk skin???
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:32:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By Alien:
I always wondered how they could implement spidersilk as an armor. FUCK I HAVE IT! SPIDER SILK + CARBON NANO TUBES!!


+ TIGER BLOOD!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:40:34 PM EST
HRRUMPH! Easily penetrated by a standard plasma rifle in the 40 watt range....
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:48:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By MajorStumpDemon:
you can has your spider skins.

i want chimp strength.

http://www.chimphaven.org/images/midgethootingsm.JPG


What round for a Chimp wrapped in spider silk skin???


Glock .40
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:49:38 PM EST
I want my penis implanted with spider silk.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:51:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By snoopaloop:
Can I get bit by a radioactive spider instead?

Yeah! Where's Peter Parker
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:52:29 PM EST
Is that a Ruger 22/45?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:52:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
You guys fail to see the real potential here and it's not giving about giving YOU a "natural" integral bullet proof vest. Think bio-armor for your HUMVEE.


Shit, the Russians did that in ww2. They just hung a bunch of conscripts off their tanks.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:09:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
You guys fail to see the real potential here and it's not giving about giving YOU a "natural" integral bullet proof vest. Think bio-armor for your HUMVEE.


Shit, the Russians did that in ww2. They just hung a bunch of conscripts off their tanks.


Shit the Israelis are still doing it with Palestinian kids to the apcs.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:22:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Am I the only one who realizes that this was not only shot with a 22, but a reduced speed 22?


Do they specify the velocity, though? Subs would be considered "reduced" versus typical .22, but still a decent amount of energy there. Shooting something like a CB, though, is not as impressive.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:28:46 PM EST
I've got balls of steel.
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