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Mysterious Seahorse Astounds Scientists With Flexible Armor


Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, environment, interesting, news, research, science, seahorses, University of California San Diego, world )

Dan
- 492 days ago - abcnews.go.com
The seahorse, a fish that looks like a miniature horse, astounds researchers by its ability to withstand crushing forces that would destroy any other living creature. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.



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Darren Woolsey (74)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:52 am
"The seahorse is the latest in a growing list of organisms in the relatively new field of biomimetics. If you are trying to solve an engineering problem, find something in nature that has already done it, then steal its secrets."

Science and Scientists ought to recognize that Great Nature is infinitely more complex and intelligent than we give it credit for...
 

Freya H. (307)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:10 am
You hit the nail on the head, Darren! Nature is an amazing engineer. When we figure out how seahorse armor is constructed, that will be a great boon to soldiers and police officers, who can definitely use light but flexible and tough armor in their work!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:11 pm
noted, thanks!
 

D D. (102)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:35 pm
This sounds very, cool. Thanks.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:40 pm
noted
 

Pogle S. (88)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:44 pm
Interesting, I've always been fascinated by seahorses.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:49 am
Very interesting, thanks for sharing with us!
 

Spirit Spider (86)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:25 am
Thanks for this! I love seahorses :-)
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:54 pm
Amazing, lovely little animal.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:11 pm
You can bet the military is researching this.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:24 pm
Thanks for posting this interesting info, Dan. I've always thought seahorses were such interesting creatures.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:15 pm
Interesting.
 

linda newman (2896)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:52 pm
awesome
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:22 pm
Amazing, thank you.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:03 am
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:04 am
Sorry, I meant noted...
 

Mari 's (1364)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:53 am
Just incredible!! Tyvm for sharing this is amazing!! Protect our oceans!!
 

Ruth S. (307)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:47 am
Its God's gift for them!
 

charlotte m. (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:25 am
i love seahorses
 

Dot A. (133)
Monday May 13, 2013, 3:21 pm
Darren's comment is 'right ON!' and I've never met a person who had an aversion to these fabulous fraternal beauties with an air of magic and a character of steel magnolias~ love, love, love -> those seahorses!!!
[not just a metaphor anymore~] :+)
 

Dale O. (193)
Monday May 13, 2013, 9:00 pm
Seahorses are truly fascinating and intriguing. Very true, Darren Woolsey!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 10:07 am
Always been fascinated by seahorses. They have a mythical quality. I've seen a lot in the last few years about biomimetics. Why wouldn't nature have already figured out so many workable things. What doesn't work doesn't survive. Thanks for the post Dan.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:57 pm
Nature rocks! Seahorses are so beautiful and misterious... Thanks, sharing!
 
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