Bulletproof skin leaving realm of science fiction

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Bulletproof skin leaving realm of science fiction

A high-speed camera image shows a .22-caliber bullet hitting but not breaking the “bulletproof” skin created by Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi with the help of Utah State researcher Randy Lewis.
Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi weaved genetically engineered silk into a lattice of human skin cells to create a layer that was capable of repelling a bullet. Researcher Randy Lewis believes it can be used to help surgeons heal large wounds and create artificial tendons and ligaments.

Bulletproof skin leaving realm of science fiction

A high-speed camera image shows a .22-caliber bullet hitting but not breaking the “bulletproof” skin created by Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi with the help of Utah State researcher Randy Lewis.
Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi weaved genetically engineered silk into a lattice of human skin cells to create a layer that was capable of repelling a bullet. Researcher Randy Lewis believes it can be used to help surgeons heal large wounds and create artificial tendons and ligaments.
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