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Engineering on the nano-scale, at one millionth of a millimetre, isn't a new thing. Animals and plants have long been using the unique properties of nanoparticles and nanostructures in their shells, skins and wings.



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The nano-scale structure of mussel shells makes them incredibly strong.
The nano-scale structure of mussel shells makes them incredibly strong.
Image: Paleontology Ins., Uni. of Bonn

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