The mantis shrimp’s perfect shield

Posted by on June 10, 2019 1:20 pm
Categories: Tech

The shield-like tail segment, or telson, of the smasher mantis shrimp is a multiscale structure with ridges on the outside and a structure shaped like a spiral staircase on the inside. It’s inspiring a new class of lightweight, impact-resistant materials for helmets, cars, and more

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