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Today: Limpet's teeth

February 18th, 2015

Episode 147 of 1744 episodes

It used to be thought that spider silk was the strongest biological material in existence. But researchers now say this accolade actually belongs to the teeth of the humble limpet. The findings, published in the Royal Society journal 'Interface', could help human engineers build their own stronger, lighter materials. Dr Asa Barber is the lead author and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Portsmouth University

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