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Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 06:29:08 -0600 (CST)
Subject: The Fantastic Armor of a Wonder Snail
The Fantastic Armor of a Wonder Snail
Deep within the Kairei Indian hydrothermal vent field, two-and-one-half miles below the central Indian Ocean, scientists have discovered a gastropod mollusk, whose armor could improve load-bearing and protective materials in everything from aircraft hulls to sports equipment.
Researchers at the National Science Foundation-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are studying the mollusk's physical and mechanical ...
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