Engineers copy snapping shrimp to produce underwater plasma

A team of mechanical engineers at Texas A&M University has found a way to generate plasma underwater by copying the snapping action of shrimp. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes how they created a mechanical snapping shrimp claw in their lab and how well it worked.

Engineers copy snapping shrimp to produce underwater plasma

A team of mechanical engineers at Texas A&M University has found a way to generate plasma underwater by copying the snapping action of shrimp. In their paper published in the journal Science ...

Mon 18 Mar 19 from TechXplore

Some shrimp make plasma with their claws. Now a 3-D printed claw can too

Scientists used a replica of a shrimp claw to re-create the extreme pressures and temperatures that the animals produce underwater.

Fri 15 Mar 19 from ScienceNews

Shrimp-inspired robot claw could punch through rock

Shrimp may be small, but some of them can pack quite a wallop. One of the pistol shrimp's claws, for instance, delivers such an explosive amount of force that it creates a shockwave ...

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Engadget

A Ferocious Shrimp Inspires a Robot Claw That Shoots Plasma

Researchers replicate the snapping shrimp's plasma-firing claw, which is powerful enough to knock prey out cold.

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Wired Science Blogs

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