Great Barrier Reef hiding priceless tech treasures

20 Aug 2018

Fish swimming next to coarlMove over Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg – University of Queensland scientists say the humble sea sponge or snail could unlock technological breakthroughs that might alter the course of human existence.

Professor Bernard Degnan from UQ’s Centre for Marine Science said commonplace Great Barrier Reef creatures have evolved remarkable features that are now the basis of scientific breakthroughs in renewable energies, next-gen materials and other fields.

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