Eggshell nanostructure protects a chick and helps it hatch

Nanoscale changes occur as a chicken egg incubates


JUST HATCHED  Scientists have zoomed in on the internal structure of the chicken eggshell to figure out how it can protect developing chicks while eventually letting them break free. 


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