Caption: Sharkskin swimsuit. Animated coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a swimsuit designed to reduce drag in the water by mimicking the skin of a shark. A shark's skin has tiny V- shaped ridges which decrease water turbulence (and thus drag) as water flows over it. This material has been designed with similar ridges which greatly reduce the drag of a swimmer. Body suits made of this material can significantly improve the performance of professional swimmers.

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Keywords: animated, bionic, bionics, cloth, clothes, clothing, coloured, costume, digital rostrum, drag resistance, fluid dynamics, ken burns, material, materials, reducing, reduction, scanning electron micrograph, sem, sharkskin, sport, sports, suit, swimming, swimsuit, technology

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Swimsuit material SEM

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