Biomimetic file 101: new airplane components inspired from mantis shrimps

Biomimetics file:

New airplane components inspired from mantis shrimp are stronger than ever before.
This was made possible thanks to the study of the molecular structures from sections of the mantis shrimp skeleton.



What is Biomimetics: the field of gaining inspiration from nature first to solve some of our most difficult challenges. Instead of coming up with our own solutions to a 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/technology/mantis-shrimp-inspired-material-stronger-airplanes#iHSebzwHvmp5SYGQ.01

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