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Married To The Kevlar

When people ask me what my husband does, I proudly respond “He’s a police officer.” I do so, because I can only speak for my husband when I say he brings honor to the badge. 960 more words


How It Works: Tires

What’s the most important safety feature on your vehicle? No matter how many airbags or electronic warnings it has, the most vital is its tires. All the rest, from seatbelts to anti-lock brakes, are only there to help save you once your tires lose their grip. 861 more words


Folding Kevlar Shield Stops up to 44 Magnum Rounds...

Should be standard equipment with every new American truck…

  • Ballistic barrier is made up of twelve layers of bullet-proof Kevlar fiber
  • Unique origami inspired design can fold up and easily be stowed in a vehicle…
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TR News & Politics

Ask Hackaday: What can you do with Origami?

At some point, most of us have learned a little of the ancient art of origami. It’s a fascinating art form, and being able to create a recognizable model by simply folding paper in the right order can be hugely satisfying. 235 more words

Misc Hacks

Video: Alibis by Kevlar

Check out the official video for Alibis by Kevlar. Kevlar also recently announced on their Facebook page that they’ll be playing an official showcase this March at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Congratulations!


Declaration of Topic for Cultural Research: Stephanie Kwolek

Are y’all even ready for this?! Meet Stephanie Kwolek, an American chemist who invented kevlar.

Kwolek was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania in 1923. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Kwolek worked for the DuPont Company as a chemist where she specialized in the creation of a family of synthetic fibers of exceptional strength and stiffness, the most famous of which is kevlar – “a material used in protective vests as well as in boats, airplanes, ropes, cables, and much more—in total about 200 applications.” – 189 more words

Gender And Technology

Video: Collection Day by Ashes of a Generation

Here’s a great video from Ashes of a Generation, titled Collection Day. You can find the track on Bandcamp, and they have tracks available for streaming on… 28 more words