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Strong, tough, and uncrushable—How Mother Nature designs structural biological materials

By Eileen De Guire / May 21, 2013

Nature is replete with ingenious structures to make life not just possible, but better. The bony plates of seahorse skeletons, for example, slide past each other, giving the creature incredible flexibility. Materials scientists at the University of California, San Diego, are working to unlock the secrets. Credit: Joanna McKittrick, UCSD. The Materials Genome Initiative boosted the…

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