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Inspired by abalone shells, researcher develops strong, lightweight metal

November 12, 2019

The United States has abundant reserves of natural gas, which burns cleaner and more efficiently than gasoline, producing…
Research finds sea shells are as unique as fingerprints

January 10, 2017

University of Queensland scientists have solved a riddle that has puzzled beach-goers and collectors around the world –…
Ocean temperatures faithfully recorded in mother-of-pearl

December 19, 2016

Mother-of-pearl or nacre (pronounced nay-ker), the lustrous, tough-as-nails biomineral that lines some seashells, has been shown to be…
Nanometer-scale image reveals new details about formation of a marine shell

October 25, 2016

Unseen out in the ocean, countless single-celled organisms grow protective shells to keep them safe as they drift…
Boxfish shell inspires new materials for body armor and flexible electronics

August 5, 2015

The boxfish’s unique armor draws its strength from hexagon-shaped scales and the connections between them, engineers at the…
Seashells to deliver new drugs and vaccines

June 5, 2015

Mimicking nature, Australian scientists have developed a protective seashell-inspired capsule to preserve the active biological ingredients needed to…
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