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Tesla's Electric Muscle Cybertruck

Inspired by James Bond 007 Source:  Tesla Futuristic Design but Shattered Windshield Needs Work It was an embarrassing moment for Tesla CEO Elon Musk this week.  His pet project, Cybertruck, the all electric muscle truck with what was billed as bulletproof windows, wasn't bulletproof.  During its debut launch in Los Angeles, the shatterproof windows shattered when hit by a metallic ball.  Musk watched in horror as his armored glass windows were smashed into broken glass, not once but twice by a metallic ball.  Obviously, the windows need more work.  But, the cybertruck is a striking piece of engineering and a world first as a green, electric pickup truck, which Musk thinks is essential to start cleaning up toxic exhaust from trucks Like a Space X Rocket The truck is made of the same stainless steel used by Musk's SpaceX for space rockets.  The steel is designed to make the cybertruck an armored truck that is so bulletproof that a 9mm Lugar round can't penetra

Being Bullet Proof

Vehicle Armor - As Good As Steel, Half the Weight Source:  NCSU Prof. Afsaneh Rabiei and her Invention CMF New Invention - Composite Metal Foam Engineers at North Carolina State University have invented a composite metal foam (CMF) that is able to stop .50 caliber armor piercing bullets.  The lead inventor is NCSU Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Afsaneh Rabiei.  They've done so by embedding steel spheres inside the steel matrix of the CMF. New Armor Plate for Military Vehicles The new material for bullet proofing is designed for military vehicles.  The invention is as strong and protective as steel but is half the weight.  That will enable designers of military vehicles to make them much lighter. Withstands Rounds at Impact Velocities of 885 mph The foam is placed between a ceramic faceplate and thin aluminum backplate.  The armor is strong enough to absorb 78% of the kinetic energy from .50 caliber armor piercing bullets with an impact velocity of 8