21 Aug '11, 5am

They're trying to recreate Luke Cage? #marvel -- [ST] Dutch scientists aim to create bullet-proof 'skin'

KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK - Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered a way that might create artificial skin that is bullet-proof, according to the Daily Mail. Scientists produced genetically modified goats whose milk has a similar protein as that used in spiders' silk. They extracted the protein and used it to create the new fabric. When the new fabric - named '2.6g 329m/s' after the weight and velocity of a .22 calibre rifle bullet -- is blended with human skin, the scientists hope it will be tough enough to stop a bullet, the researchers said. The project, titled 'spidersilk,' aims to make science fiction a reality by 'adding the silk producing genes of a spider to the genome of a human, creating a bullet proof human,' the Daily Mail reported.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/ANN/Story/STISto...

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