Flexible STA (IMAGE) City University of Hong Kong Caption (a) A smooth spheroidal piece of steel can be covered by thick pillars after wire cutting. Inserting a membrane in the pillars provides a curved STA. (b) STA can also be made on thin films of steel, which makes it flexible. The films can be welded onto flat or cylindrical solids. (c) The armours are tested to be able to provide rapid and efficient cooling, as evidenced by the drop in temperature (red data). Credit Jiang, M., Wang, Y., Liu, F. et al. / DOI number: 10.1038/s41586-021-04307-3 Usage Restrictions Image must be used with appropriate caption and credit. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.