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strongest dicovered natural substance, is sea snail teeth?

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posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 11:03 PM
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Pretty interesting stuff


The structure of these tiny sea snails’ choppers is so strong, engineers could copy it to make cars, planes, and other objects prone to collision, says Asa Barber, an engineering professor at the University of Portsmouth who announced the discovery in a just published study. They could also be used to make false teeth for humans.





Source: qz.com...




posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 11:08 PM
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A picture of the Radula.


Mike Grouchy




The radula is used in two main ways: either as a rake, generally to comb up microscopic, filamentous algae from a surface; or as a rasp, to feed directly on a plant.

wikipedia / Radula




Tracks made by terrestrial gastropods with their radulas, scraping green algae from a surface inside a greenhouse


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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 08:11 AM
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They wouldn't use it to make cars. They're too busy making cars weaker to "absorb"impacts. Even the trucks are crap today.

As for the snails... Can they eat diamonds?



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 08:49 AM
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Wrong. The bottom picture of the alleged tracks are not tracks at all. These are eggs laid by the snails. I keep a reef tank and find these regularly. If you're able to look at them close-up you can see that they are three-dimensional.



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 08:55 AM
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Well that was horrifying. I didn't want to sleep this morning anyway.

Thanks.




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