Scientists Create Mollusk-Inspired Material 200 Times Stronger than Standard Glass

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Cracked smartphone screens and shattered windows may be a thing of the past. Scientists at McGill University in Montreal have created a new type of glass that is 200 times stronger – and it’s inspired by mollusk shells . The secret lies in the structure, which makes the shells 3,000 times more resilient than the brittle minerals they’re made of. This groundbreaking study was published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday. Read the rest of Scientists Create Mollusk-Inspired Material 200 Times Stronger than Standard Glass Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d lasers , bio-inspired materials , biomimicry , green materials , green technology , McGill University in Montreal glass , McGill University in Montreal research , mollusk glass material , mollusk shells , nature communications journal , scientific study , Super Glass , super-strong glass        

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Secret Factory in Southern China Slaughters Endangered Whale Sharks

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Hong Kong-based conservation group  WildLifeRisk  (WLR) announced on Monday that they have discovered a whale shark factory in Southern China that processes 600 of the endangered animals every year. The factory, located in the town of Pu Qi in Zhejiang province, pays up to  200,000 yuan ($31,000) per whale shark . According to WLR, this slaughterhouse has spawned its own global network of fishing boats that will hunt the whales on the operation’s behalf. Read the rest of Secret Factory in Southern China Slaughters Endangered Whale Sharks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: basking shark oil , blue shark oil , illegal whale shark factory , shark fin soup , shark oil , US fish oil market , whale shark factory in China , whale shark meat , whale shark skin , whale shark slaughter        

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