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Armor tips from a scaly era

MIT team is mining secrets of Cretaceous

The spiral structure in mother-of-pearl, an essentially weak material, may add strength and could inspire designs for a more lightweight body armor. The spiral structure in mother-of-pearl, an essentially weak material, may add strength and could inspire designs for a more lightweight body armor. (benjamin bruet)
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / July 28, 2008

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The next advance in body armor may come from the scales of a 96-million-year-old fish. (Full article: 774 words)

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