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Seed coats could lead to strong, tough, yet flexible materials

Seed coats could lead to strong, tough, yet flexible materials

Inspired by elements found in nature, researchers say the puzzle-like wavy structure of the delicate seed coat, found in plants like succulents and some grasses, could hold the secret to creating new smart materials strong enough to be used in items like body armor, screens, and airplane panels.

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