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Mantis Shrimp Is Stronger Than Airplanes
2014-04-23 03:00:09

Inspired by mantis shrimp, researchers design composite material stronger than standard used in airplane frames.

Building Smaller, More Powerful And Energy Efficient Batteries
2013-11-19 07:06:09

By creating nanoparticles with controlled shape, engineers believe smaller, more powerful and energy efficient batteries can be built

Chiton Teeth Inspire Solar Cell, Lithium-ion Improvements
2013-01-17 05:50:53

A new study led by the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a coastal California marine snail to create less costly and more efficient nanoscale materials in an effort to improve solar cells and lithium-ion batteries.

Shrimp Fight Club: 'Holy Grail For Materials Engineers'
2012-06-08 09:50:14

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside are looking to nature for inspiration in creating stronger vehicle frames and body armor.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.