Snails, sponges, nut shells


The airy structure of the sponge makes it an ideal bathing utensil. But it can also be used for modern technologies.
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The range of bizarre material structures that nature has produced in the course of evolution is as diverse as the animal and plant world. They offer clever solutions for many challenges in technology and medicine.

by Reinhard Breuer

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