Forget the wetsuit, scientists say donning a fur-like 'Beaversuit' could keep you warm in the water



Beavers' furry coats are designed to trap air inside, which insulates these creatures while they jump in and out of the water.
And MIT engineers believe this behavior can be used to make wetsuits more efficient.
The team designed fur-like, rubbery pelts that mimic the semi-aquatic mammals' coats, which could keep surfers warm and help them dry off faster.
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BEAVER-INSPIRED MATERIAL To make hairy surfaces, the team started by creating different molds by cutting thousands of tiny holes in small acrylic blocks.
With each mold, a software program altered the size and... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 49
Source: Daily Mail
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