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March 11, 2022

Hydrodynamic field inside and outside skeletal structure of the glass sponge

Hydrodynamic field inside and outside the skeletal structure of the glass sponge Euplectella aspergillum.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CMMI 1901697.]

Learn more in the NSF Research News story Glass sponges contain properties that may advance the design of ships, planes and skyscrapers. (Date image taken: July 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 11, 2022)

Credit: Image by Giacomo Falcucci, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"; G. Falcucci et Al, Nature, 595(7868), pp.537-541, 2021

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