9:00am
The Goonies (1985): Goonies, The (1985)
11:30am
Beetlejuice (1988)
1:30pm
R.I.P.D (2013)
3:30pm
Men in Black (1997)
6:00pm
Austin Powers in Goldmember
8:00pm
The Waterboy (1998): Waterboy, The (1998)
10:00pm
The Waterboy (1998): Waterboy, The (1998)
12:00am
Austin Powers in Goldmember
2:00am
Beetlejuice (1988)
9:00am
The Marine (2006): Marine, The (2006)
11:00am
Snitch (2013)
1:30pm
Twister (1996)
4:00pm
The Blind Side: Blind Side, The
7:00pm
The Blind Side: Blind Side, The
10:00pm
TIME: The Kalief Browder Story: The System

Bulletproof Tires Designed by Bees

by Reverend_Danger   November 17, 2008 at 2:31PM  |  Views: 1,292

Entomologists/Armor Makers/Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created tires for the military (or hyperbolic rap stars') Humvee that are bullet proof.  Okay, the developers not really insect scientists, but they did use the honeycomb pattern that busy little bumble bees use.  They just used it to stop bullets. 

More importantly, though, these new, sweet (get it?), airless tires can survive landmine attacks.  IED (improvised explosive devices) take many forms, but landmines (like at the beginning of Ironman) are one of the most nefarious.  These tires can sustain a blast like that and still drive away at 50 mph. 

The tires are currently in development, and mind-blowingly, cost about the same to make as normal tires.  If they decide to go forward with them, they should be avaialble in 2011.  Also, I am now more terrified than ever of bees.

[Source]

 

THE DAILY FOUR