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Bangkok: World’s first natural silk made bullet-proof, The bulletproof vest  is developed by a team of university researchers in Thailand, a media report said on Tuesday.

The vest can withstand .38 and .22 calibre bullets fired from a distance of three metres, Panomkorn Khwakhong, a researcher at Khon Kaen University’s chemical engineering department, said.

The armour, made from silkworm cocoons mixed with a special resin and then hydraulically compressed, is durable and lightweight, the Bangkok Post quoted Panomkorn, a chemical engineering lecturer as saying.

The vests are 14-20 millimetres thick, weigh 2.5-4 kgs, and cost only one-third the price of conventional bullet proof vests, he said. He said silkworm cocoons were used because silkworms are raised and farmed in many areas of Khon Kaen, which has a reputation for quality silk clothing.

Panomkorn said the silk vest is also able to take repeated hits without deteriorating. His team planned to continue developing the vest and make a version that can withstand automatic weapons fire, such as the M16 assault rifles.

(with inputs from IANS)

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Here’s A List of Top Must-Have Jacket Styles

Tabby Bhatia, Director of Voganow.com, and Manjula Gandhi, Chief product officer, Numero Uno, have some suggestions:

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Five must-have jacket styles. Pixabay

Confused about choosing the right jacket for different occasions and outings? Get these five jacket styles to upgrade your wardrobe.

Tabby Bhatia, Director of Voganow.com, and Manjula Gandhi, Chief product officer, Numero Uno, have some suggestions:

* Trucker jackets: Trucker jackets are a denim/jean jacket version with double breast flap pocket style. Hand painted embroidered designs, beads, braid embellishments and patches on the back of these jackets look funky.

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* Blouson jackets: A blouson jacket or Harrington jacket is typically loose, but fits around the waist with an elastic fabric. It looks similar to bomber jacket but comes in varied styles; in zippers, buttons and different collar patterns.

* Anoraks or Parkas: Anoraks or parkas are somewhat similar. These are water resistant jackets although a parka is usually longer than anoraks with faux fur lining on the hoodie.

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* Biker jackets: Leather biker jackets have lots of zippers, straps and buckles around. Biker jackets are perfect to go along for outings and road trips. It gives entirely different look from other jacket styles. Black is the ideal colour to pair with a white T-shirt, black jeans, black high ankle shoes and shades.

* Bomber jackets: It gives perfectly dapper look when paired with basic tees and jeans. It keeps you warm yet stylish in winter. They are available in different fabrics like synthetic, leather, polycotton and suede. (IANS)