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Is it possible for a creature to have bulletproof skin? [duplicate]

Is it biologically possible for a creature to have bulletproof skin? Note: To qualify as a bulletproof, the skin must be at the very least able to withstand small arms fire. Perhaps I didn't make ...
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Can a world exist with large calibre guns but without small calibre guns?

I would like to construct a world where firearm weaponry is known but is only used in large calibre weapons such as gun emplacements protecting cities and large cannons aboard large ships. There are ...
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Would armour made of spider silk work?

Would it be possible to use spider silk for armour, instead of metal? I am not worried about how to obtain the silk. I know that spiders are not domesticable and that they are too aggressive to each ...
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Side effects of having bulletproof skin?

In this world, there exist a race of humanoid people which, for simplicity, we'll call Rockfolk. Their skin is grey, and visually resembles stone. It is also exceptionally tough and durable, to the ...
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What non-arachnid animal would be capable of spinning a web?

Spiders produce silk, a protein fibre able to construct webs and dens. But is there an existing animal (preferably a vertebrate) that would be able to evolve a similar ability of producing a silk-like ...
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Could human bone act as effective natural armor?

I've recently come across a disease that I am unhealthily intrigued by: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Basically, instead of soft tissue healing normally, it calcifies and grows bone to ...
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How could something like a Gargoyle evolve?

Namely, a creature that is immobile and stone(like) during the day and mobile at night. Something like the old cartoon, but they don't have to be sentient. They don't have to be actual stone, just ...
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Can a troll hide withstand bullets?

The trolls in my story have a very thick and nigh impenetrable skin. In the time before guns, you would need a very sharp high-grade steel blade to breach the skin and, even then, after a few hits, ...
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Could a creature harden its natural hide plates with metals it consumed?

Like the title says, could a creature use metals absorbed through consumption to harden its natural armor? Metals and minerals that would be available would be similar to those on Earth (iron, ...
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How feasible is a naturally armored creature in a desert environment?

The easiest thing to relate the creature itself to is a mixture of an armadillo and a bear. It's a large animal with essential physiology similar to that of a Spectacled Bear and large plates of ...
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What would be the consequences of these biological changes to a human

So let's say you changed a human's DNA to give him: a thick exoskeleton that is a lot like that of a mantis shrimp (to make him bullet-proof) very small holes all over his body to use to breathe ...
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Would naturally grown kevlar be possible

If you can lower your mass without changing the surface area, you become 99% resistant to fall damage (like small spiders). So, why not? In order to do this, I wish to replace bones with kevlar, ...
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Would it be possible to genetically engineer a human immune to weapons? If so, up to what point? [closed]

I'd like to know exactly how much we could genetically engineer a human to be able to withstand any serious hit by a blunt object, a knife or sword slash, or a gun shot. Doing this with things like ...
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Creating a Scientifically Semi-Valid Pseudo-Arthropod Primate Part 2: Exoskeleton Mimicking Amour plating

Other questions from this thread: Question 1 Question 3 Oh my that title is a mouthful, but as a parody of the super solider questions and as an efficient way of organizing these questions I will ...
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How many times can the density of the human body be increased? [closed]

Can the density of the entire human body be increased at all? And if yes, then what is the maximum amount to which it can be increased to?