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Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes
April 21, 2014
Inspired by the fist-like club of the mantis shrimp, a team of researchers, led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, has developed a design structure for composite materials that is more impact resistant and tougher than the standard used in airplanes.
University of California, Riverside
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