"Scorpion Skin" Armor Could Help Protect Machines Against Sand Damage

As anyone who's been to the beach can tell you, sand has an uncanny ability to work its way into the most obscene places. Amusing for people, sure, but for machines, sand is a killer—penetrating gears, clog pipes, and causing general havoc with moving parts. A new surface based on a scorpion's hide, however, could… » 2/02/12 1:40am 2/02/12 1:40am