Researchers have created a super-strong optical material based on butterfly wings. When it comes to engineering, nature often pulls through with solutions that we haven’t even thought of yet, like this newly discovered species of bacterium that eats plastic, and this hagfish slime that’s helping researchers create super-strong and flexible hydrogels. Now, scientists are turning to nature to figure out how to improve existing technologies, with an Australian team using butterfly wings to create a material that could build faster and stronger computer parts.
From our very good friends over at sciencealert. com