Elastic ligament provides support, shock absorption: large grazing mammals
The nuchal ligament of large grazing mammals provides support for the head and seems to act as a shock absorber, due to the presence of the protein elastin.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Flexible yet resilient cables and hoses, composite materials, improved materials for shock absorption (e.g. seatbelts).
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Structural engineering, materials science, telecommunications, utilities, transportation