After escaping conflict in Afghanistan, Pvt. Atiqullah Assadi felt called to serve to protect those around the world who.
Bomb Proof Cargo Hold to Keep Planes Safe
The skies may get a little bit friendlier following this explosive announcement from scientists at the University of Sheffield: a new bomb-proof material can contain an explosion inside an airplane — keeping everyone in the plane itself safe. The Fly-Bag, as it's called, is designed with layers of unique fabrics, materials, and coatings that, when woven together, produce a super-strong, lightweight, and heat-resistant textile with shockwave-swallowing properties. After extensively testing in a blast lab, an international team of scientists lined the luggage holds of an old Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321 with the composite material and set off an increasingly-powerful series of bombs inside it at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, England in July.