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Dactyl Clubs of Mantis Shrimp Could be the Clue to Create More Resilient Surfaces – AZoNano

Materials scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have been gaining insights about resilience from the mantis shrimp.

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Written by AZoNanoAug 18 2020
Materials scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have been gaining insights about resilience from the mantis shrimp.
The mantis shrimp is armed with two appendages called dactyl clubs that can accelerate from the body at over 50 mph to bludgeon and smash prey—yet they appear undamaged afterward. “Think about punching a wall a couple thousand times at those speeds and not breaking your fist,” said David Kisailus, UCI professor of materials science…

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