Using chitin, a bioinspired material, to manufacture tools and shelters on Mars

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 13:00 in Physics & Chemistry

A simple manufacturing technology based on chitin, one of the most ubiquitous organic polymers on Earth, could be used to build tools and shelters on Mars, according to a study published September 16 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Javier Fernandez of Singapore University of Technology and Design, and colleagues.

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