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Can a fish in the Amazon inspire ‘flexible’ ceramics?

By / February 10, 2012

An armorlike arapaima fish scale resists being fractured by a piranha tooth that is slowly pressed into it. In fact, it is the tooth that fails. Credit: Meyers Group: Credit: UCSD Jacobs Sch. of Eng. If you ever watch cable TV’s River Monsters (and, honestly, who doesn’t!), you might be familiar with a large Amazonian…

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