Ironclad Beetle is the Unsquishable Force
The diabolical ironclad is not a notorious Civil War-era battleship, but a flightless inch-long beetle that thrives on the United States’ west coast. https://t.co/RNwDCl2Vik— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) October 23, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: While I greatly disapprove of driving over this beetle, to test its unsquishablility, not once but twice with a Toyota Camry, the fact that it could withstand such punishment speaks for its invincibility.
By researching the beetle’s exoskeleton structure engineers may be able to apply the same techniques to synthetic materials that are used in construction and aircraft. For now it may just be enough to know how unsquishable this beetle is…..Carol