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Lungfish and Garfish tooth enamel to create lighter, stronger materials.

Researchers from Queensland University of Technology had found out that the tooth enamel of lungfish and garfish could help create a new material to make lighter aircraft or vehicles.

Team lead by Professor John Barry, physicist from Queensland University of Technology, is on the hunt for new materials that will enable technological advances.

The team was surprised to find the lungfish has a complex tooth microstructure which they think change from time to time to adapt the evolution.

Prof Barry said that by copying some of the structures in teeth, it should be possible to make composites which could be used more widely in cars and aircraft.

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