Massachusetts Institute January 31, 2015 at 8:03 am

Christine Ortiz, researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of technology ensures that the shell of the Crysomallon squamiferum, a snail in the Indian Ocean could help to develop new materials of armor for the army, better quality of helmets for sportsmen, armor cars and more resistant moticicletas, and pipes that can withstand abrasion and penetration of rocks, among other possible utilities. The study has been published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These molluscs have evolved over millions of years to protect against threats to your environment since they live in acidic waters, with high temperatures and important contrasts of cold and heat them. Its layers, three in total, are composed of iron sulfide particles on its outside, and organic material in the Middle by a layer face inside. This sum of characteristics make them very different from other gastropod mollusks. This armor protects them from predators and of the environment and allows you to carry out their daily activities as fed move and play with ease by which is deduced that it must be comfortable. As always the nature achieved feats that leave us amazed.

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