Mantis Shrimp inspires Body Armour Research

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  1. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    This research is partly funded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Therefore, it is in the Aviation Forum, but it applies to the military (all branches) in general.

    Crustacean's claw may be suited for battle

    Mantis Shrimp

    Source: Claw of peacock mantis shrimp possible model for body armor - Los Angeles Times
    Another news article:
    Mantis shrimp may hold the secret to lighter, tougher body armors

    The helicoidal structure in the mantis shrimp's club stops the propagation of cracks (Image: Kisailus Lab/UCR)


    For your interest (expand if you dare):

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