Windowpane oysters have tough transparent shells. New research shows why they are so tough and the implications of the discovery are becoming clear. Photo: (Photo : Ling Li and James C. Weaver
Windowpane oysters have tough transparent shells. New research shows why they are so tough and the implications of the discovery are becoming clear. Photo: (Photo : Ling Li and James C. Weaver
Windowpane oysters have tough transparent shells. New research shows why they are so tough and the implications of the discovery are becoming clear. Photo: (Photo : Ling Li and James C. Weaver

This could be interesting: Due to toughness, the light properties and the ability to repair itself, Mollusks could be used in eyewear in the future:

“Mollusk shells are tough – they easily withstand most attacks from predators. Yet, the shell of the windowpane oyster is also transparent. This odd combination has caught the attention of biologists for years, but researchers have just uncovered the mystery of their unique structure. This new discovery could signal the arrival of a new age of eyewear. (Full  Story)