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Seashells inspire design for shatterproof glass

Researchers from Canada's McGill University develop a technique for increasing the toughness of glass so it doesn't break when dropped.

By Jan. 30, 2014

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Smart earplugs know when it's too loud

Now in use by the military, intelligent earplugs that automatically filter out the clamor when it reaches dangerous levels are being adapted for offshore drilling and other noisy jobs.

By Jul. 27, 2010