A sharks skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, referred to as denticles. Their shape and positioning reduce drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously hurt victim by contact alone. Now people are utilizing that exact same design to save lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has actually produced a product that is able to hinder bacteria development and even restrict touch transfer of infections, lowering 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, known as denticles. Their shape and alignment reduce drag, stop algal accessory and can even seriously harm prey by contact alone. Now human beings are using that same design to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has produced a material that is able to hinder bacteria growth and even limit touch transfer of infections, reducing the transmission of harmful microbes.