nano-fabrication

Scientists to create lightweight, flexible armor using 3D-printed variants of animal scales

Science has forever tried to emulate nature. From lamps that rely on bio-luminescence to generate light, all the way, to man-made photosynthetic leaves, researchers, across the world, are incessantly looking for ways to reproduce the complex, and often life-sustaining, mechanisms typical of the natural world. One such project is currently underway at the Boston-based Northeastern University. Inspired…