Scientists in the US have developed a flexible shirt made of the same material used in tank armour, by combining carbon in the shirt with the third-hardest material on Earth, boron.
The plain white T-shirts are dipped into a boron solution, then heated in an oven at more than 1000C, which changes the cotton fibres into carbon fibres.
The carbon fibres react with the boron solution and produce boron carbide – the same material used to make bulletproof plates in armoured vests.
“We expect that the nanowires can capture a bullet,” Prof Li said.
“Where does all the energy go?” soldier Kev asks.
As an amusing aside, one comment says “OK, but can it make you fly”!