Bullet-fast shrimp club could lead to better body armor, airplanes and more
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A mantis shrimp in one of UCR's tanks

For a relatively small critter, the mantis shrimp certainly makes some major waves in the scientific community. The crustacean has served as the inspiration for research into everything from cancer-detecting camera technology to polarized lenses to strong and light composite materials. Adding to the body of knowledge in that last category is research out of the University of California Riverside (UCR) that has unravelled one of the secrets that helps the animal’s claw move as fast as a .22 caliber bullet but not suffer any damage.

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