3D printed bionic corals in Nature Communications

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I know a couple of years ago, at the swap one of the talks was about how coral skeletons are used by the coral to focus the light as efficiently as possible to bring photons to all of the zooxanthellae trapped in the living tissue.

A team of researchers have used this with a 3D printed process that manages to get higher cell density than their natural counterparts. Article is here (with some really nice pictures)


ps: do they qualify as "LE"?
 
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