Fake Shark Skin Could Make Navy Fleet Faster - Yahoo! News
- Shark skin has been used by many cultures as sandpaper. It's kept shipmates safe in slippery-when-wet conditions. Swimsuits modeled on shark skin are said by Speedo to reduce drag by up to 4 percent.Now, research by two separate groups could lead to synthetic shark skin that would make ships and submarines faster less expensive to operate.