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.
Quantum dots are nano sized crystals. They are used in display screens because they are able to emit lights of different colors. Researchers are looking to use these dots to create a new type of solar cell.
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.