A sharks skin is comprised of thousands of armor-like scales, referred to as denticles. Their shape and alignment minimize drag, stop algal accessory and can even seriously damage victim by contact alone. Today humans are using that very same design to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has actually created a product that has the ability to inhibit bacteria growth and even restrict touch transfer of viruses, decreasing the transmission of hazardous microbes.
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How Shark Scales Unique Design Could Stop Bacteria Spread|Evolutionary Tech
A sharks skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, understood as denticles. Their shape and alignment minimize drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously harm prey by contact alone. Now people are using that exact same style to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has produced a product that is able to inhibit bacteria growth and even restrict touch transfer of infections, decreasing the transmission of hazardous microorganisms.