biomimetic file 106: shatter proof windshield inspired by oyster shell!

shatter proof windshield inspired by oyster shell!

Photo credit: The localization of damage to the area immediately surrounding the stress caused by indents on a windowpane oyster shell / Ling Li

Biomimetics is the field of gaining inspiration from nature first to solve some of our most daring challenges.
Instead of coming up with our own solutions to problematic, the odds are that species on the planet already offer an ultimate solution. This simple fact is also another strong case to preserve species at all cost as the intellectual heritage contained within or through the study of species is both irreplaceable and invaluable..

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/see-through-shatter-proof-armor-inspired-oysters#yzjW6jLwYUq0L64e.01

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