Super Slashdot

Two seemingly unrelated stories on Slashdot:

Israeli Company Creates Nano-Armor:
Izeickl writes “According to IsraCast, an Israeli company has created materials made of inorganic fullerene-like nanostructures (IFs) which have amazing shock absorbing properties. During preliminary tests, these materials, which are five times stronger than steel, have successfully resisted to steel projectiles generating pressures as high as 250 tons per square centimeter. These materials could be incorporated in “nanoarmors” able to protect soldiers or police forces within three years.”

and

Superman 'Too Big' for the Big Screen:
Evilelf writes “The new Superman is giving movie bosses a headache – because of the size of his bulge. They fear Brandon Routh's profile in the superhero's skintight costume could be distracting, reports the Sun. Hollywood executives have ordered the makers of Superman Returns to cover it up with digital effects.”

So who needs Superman and his super “bulge”? We have Nano-Armor! And it's just in time, since Superman is rapidly running out of phone booths to change in…

–YY

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