News tagged with mollusc

Mollusc shells inspire super-glass

Engineers intrigued by the toughness of mollusc shells, which are composed of brittle minerals, have found inspiration in their structure to make glass 200 times stronger than a standard pane.

dateJan 28, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Advance in chromosomal evolution in sea cradles

A chromosomal study performed in a common Mediterranean chiton (sea cradle) provides information, relevant to systematic relationships of the species; furthermore the comparison of its karyotype with ones in literature allows ...

dateDec 12, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Muscle powers spearing mantis shrimp attacks

Mantis shrimps pack a powerful punch, whether they smash or spear their victims. According to Maya deVries and Sheila Patek from University of California, Berkeley, smasher mantis shrimps power their claws' ballistic blows ...

dateNov 22, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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