Brittle starfish shows how to make tough ceramics

Nature inspires innovation. An international team lead by researchers at Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, together with ESRF — the European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France — scientists, have discovered how a brittle star can create material like tempered glass underwater. The findings are published in Science and may open new bio-inspired routes for toughening brittle ceramics in various applications that span from optical lenses to automotive turbochargers and even biomaterial implants. …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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