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Message 1 of 4 (793820)
11-06-2016 10:06 AM


From the University of Cambridge

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Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time

The juvenile Issus - a plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe - has hind-leg joints with curved cog-like strips of opposing ‘teeth’ that intermesh, rotating like mechanical gears to synchronise the animal’s legs when it launches into a jump.

The finding demonstrates that gear mechanisms previously thought to be solely man-made have an evolutionary precedent. Scientists say this is the “first observation of mechanical gearing in a biological structure”.


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11-06-2016 4:47 PM


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11-06-2016 7:13 PM


Pretty cool! Also just over three years old, and widely discussed at the time.
  
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11-07-2016 2:19 AM
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11-06-2016 10:06 AM


'Tis lovely but I had a thread on it a while back

http://www.evcforum.net/dm.php?control=msg&t=19208


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