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Japanese Researchers Turn a Crab Shell Transparent, Kyoto University Study  
12/1/2011 7:11:21 AM

A group of researchers working out of Kyoto University in Japan have successfully transformed a normal crab into one that is transparent. As they describe in their paper published in the British Royal Society of Chemistry journal, Soft Matter, the team used a chemical process to take advantage of the special properties of chitin, one of the main ingredients in crab shells.