The mantis shrimp's perfect shield

The shield-like tail segment, or telson, of the smasher mantis shrimp is a multiscale structure with ridges on the outside and a structure shaped like a spiral staircase on the inside. It's inspiring a new class of lightweight, impact-resistant materials for helmets, cars, and more

The mantis shrimp's perfect shield

How do you protect yourself from the perfect striking weapon? You develop the perfect shield.

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Phys.org

The mantis shrimp's perfect shield, Mon 10 Jun 19 from Eurekalert

Uncovering the secret of aggressive shrimp's tough body armor

Study identifies structural features in mineralized cuticle that make the biocomposite resistant to fractures

Sat 15 Jun 19 from CandEN

Mantis shrimp shield inspires lightweight, impact-resistant materials

The evolutionary engineering of the mantis shrimp is inspiring a new class of lightweight, impact-resistant materials.

Wed 12 Jun 19 from UPI

'Shield' of sea creature inspires materials that can handle their own impact

Engineers have discovered what allows the tail appendage of the mantis shrimp to absorb the blows of its feisty self, with the goal of applying these lessons to protective gear.

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Eurekalert

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