Tough, Light and Strong: Lessons From Nature Could Lead to the Creation of New Materials | AL_TU research |

In a sweeping review of the field of bio-inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb. 15 issue of the journal Science, two engineers at the University of California, San Diego, identify three characteristics of biological materials that they believe engineers would do well to emulate in man-made materials: light weight, toughness and strength.

Via Michele Diodati, TWNDigest, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald