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"Armor plating with built-in transparent ceramic eyes: Tiny sea creatures feature transparent optical systems as tough as their shells,"
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office, November 19, 2015

"How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray:New analysis shows how bombardier beetles produce an explosive defensive chemical jet,"
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office, April 30, 2015

"Flexible armor design inspired by protective fish scales,"
Nancy Owano| Phys.Org, April 08, 2015

"A mollusk of a different stripe,"
Jennifer Chu| MIT News Office, February 26, 2015

"Tough as nails, yet clear enough to read through,"
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office, March 30, 2014

"Iron-plated snail could inspire new armor,"
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office, January 27, 2010

"Natural Armor,"
Deborah Halber | MIT Spectrum, Spring 2010

"Protection built to scale — fish scale, that is,"
Greg Frost | MIT News Office, July 27, 2008

"MIT researchers probe bones' tiny building blocks,"
Deborah Halber | MIT News Office, May 24, 2007

"Nature gives a lesson in armor design,"
Eve Downing | MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, September 20, 2005

"MIT probes cartilage on nanoscale,"
Elizabeth A. Thomson | MIT News Office, June 12, 2002