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January 14th, 2008

Coverage doesn't always mean funds

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n the fall of 2007, University researchers led by Chemical engineering Prof. Nicholas Kotov developed Plasteel - a transparent, lightweight plastic-like material with a toughness that experts say is ideal for military armor. The discovery made Wired magazine's "Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2007."

Ellen Arruda, professor of mechanical engineering and a member of the team that developed the material, said the project's inclusion in Wired will increase the University's prominence in the field of nanotechnology.

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