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Submission + - Punching Mantis Shrimp Inspires Super-Tough Composites (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: A new lightweight, super strong material has been discovered thanks to one of nature’s most violent sociopaths. The peacock mantis shrimp may look like a colorful, reasonably mild-mannered aquarium dweller, but its claws have the punch of a .22 bullet. A team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, has developed a carbon composite that imitates the claw’s structure. The result is a promising new material that may one day be used to build cars and airplanes.
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Punching Mantis Shrimp Inspires Super-Tough Composites

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