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How Shark Scales' Unique Design Could Stop Bacteria Spread | Evolutionary TechA shark's skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, known as denticles. Their shape and alignment reduce drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously harm prey by contact alone. But now humans are using that same design to save lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has created a material that is able to inhibit bacteria growth and even limit touch transfer of viruses, reducing the transmission of harmful microorganisms. MORE EVOLUTIONARY VIDEOS: How This Beetle Could Help Solve Our Water Crisis | Evolutionary Tech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoflT3Uvels&t=23s 6 Ways Evolution Screwed Us Over https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxH3D... Incredible Animation Shows How Humans Evolved From Early Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W5hO... ------------------------------------------------------ #Sharks #Technology #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Visit us at: https://www.businessinsider.com Science Insider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/ Science Insider on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/science_insider/ Business Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider Tech Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techinsider Business Insider/Tech Insider on Amazon Prime: http://read.bi/PrimeVideo How Shark Scales' Unique Design Could Stop Bacteria Spread | Evolutionary Tech
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