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Fruit of Aluminum: Peel-Inspired Metal

Fruit of Aluminum: Peel-Inspired Metal | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"A composite aluminum announced in a new study this week borrows its structure from the Asian pomelo. When you´re trying remove them to reach the tastiness within, the peels of citrus fruits are a waxy annoyance. This is especially true of the pomelo, a type of Asian grapefruit. But while this thick peel thwarts hungry humans, it lets the pomelo take a pummeling. A 4-pound fruit can fall 30 feet and land without splitting open because its peel has a composite structure that absorbs the impact. And now, that fruit has inspired a new kind of metal."

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Helmets Imitate the Way the Scalp Moves Over the Skull to Protect Against Injuries

Helmets Imitate the Way the Scalp Moves Over the Skull to Protect Against Injuries | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

Conventional lids work well against direct blows, but are less effective when the impact comes from off-centre, and it's these rotational injuries which pose the greatest risk of brain damage. The Phillips Head Protection System (PHPS) allows helmets to imitate the way the scalp moves over the human skull when it receives a glancing blow.

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