Animals Inspiring the Armor of the Future
95325 Animals Inspiring the Armor of the Future

Animals Inspiring the Armor of the Future




Organisms have evolved many clever forms of armor so that they can be ready for whatever nature throws at them. And us flimsy humans can learn to enhance our armor by taking inspiration from some of these creatures, and not necessarily the ones you'd expect! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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Gar Gloves
https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/11/6/066001 https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2016.0595 Chiton Seeing Armor
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31822663/
https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad1246
Conch Helmets
https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201700060
https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMATEI.2011.039506 Spider Vests
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2020.00029
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Mussel Flame Retardants
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Longnose Gar Scales, Skull, and Skin
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