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A sharks skin is comprised of thousands of armor-like scales, referred to as denticles. Their shape and alignment lower drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously damage victim by contact alone. Now humans are using that very same design to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has actually produced a material that is able to hinder bacteria growth and even restrict touch transfer of infections, decreasing the transmission of harmful 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 decrease drag, stop algal accessory and can even seriously damage victim by contact alone. Now human beings are utilizing that exact same design to save lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has developed a product that is able to hinder bacteria growth and even limit touch transfer of infections, reducing the transmission of damaging microorganisms.