The Incredible Power of Beta Gel
Beta Gel is a soft silicone gel developed by Tokyo-based Geltec Corporation. It is an improvement of Alpha Gel, a shock absorbing Geltec gel that is currently being put to use in products such as shoe soles and the protective lining of portable radio equipment. While Alpha Gel is pretty damn good at softening blows, it loses out to Beta Gel in the following test:
Yes, that’s right: They dropped an egg onto a sheet of Beta Gel from the roof of a 22-meter tall building, and the thing didn’t break!