By Chad Love
Walking the aisles at this year's SHOT show, a first-time attendee might have been struck at the preponderance of body armor. There was samurai-looking body armor, military-looking body armor, casual Friday-looking body armor, body armor that made you look like that "Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!" robot from "Lost in Space" and of course, body armor that protects you from the now-ubiquitous zombies.
But, at least as far as I could tell, there was no body armor that made you look like a fish. At least not yet.
From this story on discovery.com:
An ancient Amazonian fish with thick piranha-proof scales may hold the secret to building better bullet-proof body armor, puncture resistant gloves or even safety goggles and CD cases. Researchers at several institutions have been looking engineering new materials that contain some of the same properties as these fish scales; they’re light, flexible and often transparent.