Unique three-layered snail shell could lead to tougher body armor

By Tannith Cattermole in Gizmag

They say life imitates art, but any scientist knows that the best designs imitate life. Researchers from the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) are drawing new biomimicry inspiration for body armor design from a hardy ocean snail that boasts a shell structure unlike anything else seen in nature… or in material research labs.

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[Read the full article at http://www.gizmag.com/snail-shell-military-armor-car-panels/13989%5D

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