Hair Inspires Better Body Armor
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 556 , Segment 3
Episode: Trump's Border Wall, The Mighty Baker, Middle East Panel
- May 18, 2017 11:00 pm
- 14:31 mins
Guest: Marc Meyers, PhD, Profess of NanoEngineering, University of California San Diego Think of all the ways we abuse our hair: we brush it, dye it, shave it, twist it, curl it, and more. It’s flexible, resilient and, actually, as strong as steel. In fact, researchers at the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering are wondering if the structure of a human hair can inspire scientists to build stronger synthetic fabrics.