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MIT: Unusual Snail Shell Could Be a Model for Better Armor


January 18, 2010

coat that protects a deep sea gastropod New insights about a tiny snail that lives on the ocean floor could help scientists design better armor for soldiers and vehicles, according to MIT researchers. Full Story

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