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This 2016 photo provided by the University of California, Irvine, shows a diabolical ironclad beetle, which can withstand being crushed by forces almost 40,000 times its body weight and are native to desert habitats in Southern California.(AP photo)

Can’t crush this: Diabolical ironclad beetle’s armour gives clues to tougher planes

New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 09:23 PM IST
It’s a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are studying what the bug’s crush-resistant shell could teach them about designing stronger planes and buildings.
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