From the April 2015 issue Now that carbon-fiber composites have migrated from the world of blank-check motorsports to semiaffordable production cars such as the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Corvette, what’s next? Is there another breakthrough material that will reset our expectations for strength, stiffness, and weight the way carbon fiber has? Carbon nanotubes will. Imagine […]
The New Materials That Are Revolutionizing Helmet Safety Right Now
Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today.
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