Limpet Teeth: Just how strong is it?

Spider's silk has long been the strongest natural material known to man, prompting researchers to attempt to uncover its secrets so they can replicate its remarkable properties in man-made materials. But scientists now have a new source of inspiration in the form of limpet teeth, which are made of a material researchers say is potentially stronger than spider silk, is comparable in strength to the strongest commercial carbon fibers, and could one day be copied for use in cars, boats and planes... Continue Reading Limpets sink their teeth into world's strongest natural material crownSection: ScienceTags: Materials, University of Portsmouth Related Articles: Researcher spins spider silk into violin strings Genetically-engineered spider silk could be used in gene therapy Spider-silk-producing silkworms to be commercially developed Squid sucker teeth could advance human technology Ant-repelling cobweb chemical could lead to new pesticides Flexible, heat-dissipating parts for electronics from spider silk?

Limpet Teeth: Just how strong is it?

Limpet teeth has displaced spider silk as the strongest natural material in the world, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

Thu 19 Feb 15 from The Independent

Limpets sink their teeth into world's strongest natural material crown

Spider's silk has long been the strongest natural material known to man, prompting researchers to attempt to uncover its secrets so they can replicate its remarkable properties in man-made materials. ...

Wed 18 Feb 15 from Gizmag

Stretchy limpet teeth are nature's strongest material

Spider silk has lost its record for being the strongest natural material – these limpet teeth are six times as strong

Wed 18 Feb 15 from Newscientist

Scientists find strongest natural material

Limpet teeth might be the strongest natural material known to man, a new study has found.

Wed 18 Feb 15 from Phys.org

Limpet teeth strongest of nature's strong

TOUGH TEETH: The teeth of limpets - small marine molluscs famous for their tiny shells that resemble umbrellas - are the world's strongest known biological structure.

Tue 17 Feb 15 from ABC Science

The strongest biological material known to man? Limpet teeth

Forget spiders' webs; the teeth of tiny limpets are the strongest biological material yet discovered, and could be used to build the cars, boats and planes of the future. And their sheer strength ...

Tue 17 Feb 15 from The Independent

Spider silk dethroned as nature's toughest fiber

Marine snails' teeth prove tougher, thanks to unique structure

Tue 17 Feb 15 from Science Now

Modest Mollusk May Sport World's Strongest Material

The limpet's hardy teeth may inspire stronger and lighter race cars and boats, a new study says.

Fri 20 Feb 15 from National Geographic

Sea Snail's Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn't come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the…

Wed 18 Feb 15 from Popular Science

The strongest biological material we know of is actually a snail's tooth

The limpet is not a terribly interesting organism on the surface. This group of aquatic snails live their lives inching along rocks, scraping off algae for food. The way they scrape those rocks ...

Wed 18 Feb 15 from Geek.com

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