Posted By Nadine Lymn on Jan 29, 2010
This post contributed by Nadine Lymn, ESA Director of Public Affairs Another example of the ingenuity of nature: researchers are finding inspiration in the extraordinarily strong exoskeleton of a deep-sea snail, Crysomallon squamiferum. The mollusk’s iron-plated shell is giving researchers insights that could lead to stronger materials for airplane hulls, cars, and military equipment. Researchers at the National Science Foundation...
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