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Tough, Light and Strong: Lessons From Nature Could Lead to the Creation of New Materials
February 14, 2013
In a sweeping review of the field of bio-inspired engineering and biomimicry published in the Feb. 15 issue of the journal Science, two engineers at the University of California, San Diego, identify three characteristics of biological materials that they believe engineers would do well to emulate in man-made materials: light weight, toughness and strength.
University of California, San Diego
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