21 May 2010

Sharkskin Paint Reduces Drag on Airplanes, Ships and Wind Turbines : Discovery News

Sharkskin Paint Reduces Drag on Airplanes, Ships and Wind Turbines : Discovery News: "Sharks are intriguing, phenomenal creatures. Not only do they come in 440 species, they have they been around for more than 420 million years -- before the dinosaurs!

One thing that surprised me about sharks is that their skin is uniquely structured to keep barnacles and� other critters from accumulating. Its made up of microscopic scale-like structures called denticles that have ridges and are spaced in such a way to prevent free-loafing sea life from hanging on. The denticles also improve the shark's ability to swim fast and resistance the flow of currents."
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