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Future Soldiers Could Go to War Wearing Fish-Scale Armour

By Andrew Tarantola on at

Piranha have a well-earned reputation for being able and willing to eat just about anything in their path. One of the few exceptions is the Arapaima, a 1.8-metre-long, 136kg Amazonian predator with bony scales capable of withstanding the toothy onslaught. Researchers are now working to adapt the Arapaima's defenses to protect our own squishy bits.