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Secret to shrimp's lethal weapons inspires harder composites - Sydney Morning Herald

Secret to shrimp's lethal weapons inspires harder composites - Sydney Morning Herald | mimetism | Scoop.it
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Secret to shrimp's lethal weapons inspires harder composites
Sydney Morning Herald
The helicoidal sample showed some wear but overall was 49 percent less dented than the other structures commonly used in aircraft materials..
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Glass that bends but doesn't break: Natural forms inspire researchers to develop a technique to make glass less brittle

Glass that bends but doesn't break: Natural forms inspire researchers to develop a technique to make glass less brittle | mimetism | Scoop.it
Scientists have successfully taken inspiration from the mechanics of natural structures like seashells in order to significantly increase the toughness of glass.

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victor g martinez's curator insight, January 30, 2014 4:18 PM

Glass that bends but doesn't break: biomimicry once more!

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What is AIRET?

What is AIRET? | mimetism | Scoop.it
As exclusive as its participants As targeted as the goals it pursues As the world’s aviation sectors reach full capacity, there’s one sector yet to reach its full potential.
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Taking Cues from Birds to Green the Airline Industry

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A team of doctoral students from the Aeronautics and Astronautics program at Stanford University conceptualized a way for commercial planes to save fuel by flying in formation. “In principle, the idea of flying aircraft in formation is the same as for migrating birds,” said Tristan Flanzer, one of the team members. “While in formation, birds experience lower drag and therefore can fly further. Aircrafts can take advantage of the same principles to reduce their drag."


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Toulouse's Aeronautics Museum opens this year - CIT Magazine

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Toulouse's Aeronautics Museum opens this year
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Aéroscopia, a museum dedicated to aeronautics, is scheduled to open this year in Toulouse, in the south of France, with meeting and exhibition spaces available.

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