Snow Tyres Inspired by Polar Bear Paws Could Provide Better Grip

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  • Researchers from the University of Akron are looking at polar bear paws to create strong-grip snow tires.
  • Their study involved collecting samples of polar bear paw pads and paw pads of the brown bear, American black bear, and the sun bear.
  • The team imaged the samples using a scanning electron microscope and 3D-printed replicas and tested them in the snow in the lab.

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