In the Black Panther film, how was the suit able to hold onto kinetic energy and expel it at will?". An example of this can be seen in the car chase scene (spoilers). I understand that the easy answer is "Its made of Vibranium" but so is Captain Americas shield and he can't expel the energy, leading me to think that the Vibranium in T'challa's new suit is special or, there is something special with the way its made. So is there a way to describe how this is possible?

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    If you are looking for a “scientific” answer, that’s off-topic. If we could give you a scientific answer, we’d be out building our own vibranium super-suits, not answering Stack Exchange questions. – Adamant Mar 5 '18 at 19:49
  • @Adamant good point! its been a while since I asked a question on here :3 – Fox-Chan Mar 5 '18 at 19:53
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    Cap's shield does absorb a lot of kinetic energy due to the vibranium. T'Challa's suit is just much better at it, particularly after Shuri's upgrades. – phantom42 Mar 5 '18 at 20:09
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    "but so is Captain Americas shield and he can't contain kinetic energy leading me to think that the vibranium in T'challa's new suit is special" My point is that part of your premise is wrong. We already know that vibranium absorbs kinetic energy. – phantom42 Mar 5 '18 at 20:22
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    Vibranium doesn't exist in real life - but things vaguely like it does. Piezo-electric crystals produce electricity when compressed, expelling it as sparks. Rubber absorbs kinetic energy and redirects it the way it came (like a trampoline). Vibranium just seems to do this better, though the way it is shown, it seems to violate the conversation of momentum. Probably best not to think too hard about this. – Klaus Æ. Mogensen Mar 6 '18 at 9:35