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windowpane oyster

  • n  marine bivalve common in Philippine coastal waters characterized by a large thin flat translucent shell
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  • How an oyster could lead to improved body armor
    The translucent windowpane oyster offers clues on how to construct lightweight, transparent body armor for troops on the battlefield, say researchers.
    March 31, 2014 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • Troops' 'turtle shell' armor
    The seashell of the windowpane oyster is made of layers of long diamond-shaped crystals of calcite joined together by organic material. When dented, the shell deforms via twinning, when mirror images of calcite crystals formed around the penetr Ling Li
    March 31, 2014 - Fox News

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