When car designers start to work on a new project, they usually begin with sketches coming from their experience or their imagination. But when Mercedes-Benz engineers begin to think about a model for a bionic car, they went to the museum... to look at fish. In Mercedes and the boxfish, The Scientist describes why they settled on this particular fish, which lives in coral reefs, has great structural strength but low mass.
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