Engineering And Invention On The Half-shell: Learning From Marine Animals

Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 21:21 in Earth & Climate

Marine snails, sea urchins and other animals from the sea are teaching researchers how to make the world a better place. Consider, for example, the possibilities of designing a lightweight armor that would protect U.S. soldiers in Iraq from Improvised Explosive Devices. Or, what flexible ceramics might offer industry. Or, how everyone could benefit from new ways of producing and storing energy.

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