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Mantis shrimp inspires new body armor and football helmet design


June 17, 2015

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The mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a hammer-like appendage that can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of "shear waves," according to a new research paper by University of California, Riverside, and Purdue University engineers.Full Story

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