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Internal pressure provides support: potato

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Potato cultivars / Scott Bauer / LicensePD - Public Domain

Cellular structure of potato creates high internal pressure.

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Summary
The cellular structure of a potato holds high internal pressure, which is exerted evenly on the internal surface of the potato skin. (Courtesy of the Biomimicry Guild)
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Solanum
Solanum

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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist


Bioinspired products and application ideas

Application Ideas: Centre for Biomimetics is looking at the property of the potato. If this property can be replicated, scientists might be able to produce airfoils that change shape from within.

Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Transportation

Experts
Biotriz Limited
Julian Vincent
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