The Honeycomb Defense

Negative stiffness honeycomb designs have potential applications for use in vehicles, aircraft, helmets and other protective devices

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Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure to better withstand blunt and ballistic impact. The technology, called negative stiffness (NS) honeycombs, can be integrated into car bumpers, military and athletic helmets and other protective hardware.

The technology could have major implications for the design and production of future vehicles and military gear to improve safety. Read more on the website of the Cockrell School.