A new form of lightweight panel promises to safeguard home occupants from flying debris during extreme weather events such as tornados, monsoons and storms.

Researchers from the University of Alabama Birmingham have developed a new form of ultra-resilient “tornado panel” for home installation that is capable of resisting the impacts of flying debris during extreme weather events. According to Uday Vaidya, professor and chair of UAB’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the tornado…