The peacock mantis shrimp intrigued researchers at UC Riverside when studying the shrimp's claws. They're shells are hard and durable. Scientists are looking towards the shrimp's shell to develop a new synthetic material.
Fiberglass and polymers are the main materials used to make skiis. Engineers design these skiis to create the right flexibility and rigidity required to ski according to regulation but also safely and as fast as possible.
Larry learns that Mrs. Tainot is playing music to drown out the GPS voice, which never stops. He then helps her turn off the "auto-on" feature on the very complicated GPS, which has no shortage of menus, submenus, and confirmation prompts.