Team draws inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials

A tiny bristle worm, wriggling around the ocean, can extend its jaw outside its mouth to ensnare its prey. The worm's shape-shifting jaw, stiff at the base and flexible at the end, is made of one singular material containing the mineral zinc and the amino acid histidine, which together govern the joint's mechanical behavior through what is known as a metal coordination chemistry.

Team draws inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials

A tiny bristle worm, wriggling around the ocean, can extend its jaw outside its mouth to ensnare its prey. The worm's shape-shifting jaw, stiff at the base and flexible at the end, is made of ...

Mon 19 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Drawing inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials

The shape-shifting bristle worm has the unique ability to extend its jaw outside of its mouth and ensnare surprised prey. The metal coordination chemistry that makes this natural wonder possible ...

Mon 19 Aug 19 from Newswise

Drawing inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials, Mon 19 Aug 19 from ScienceDaily

Drawing inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials, Mon 19 Aug 19 from Eurekalert

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