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Insect Gears Could Change the Way You Look at Eengineering

Insect Gears Could Change the Way You Look at Eengineering | Biodiversité | Scoop.it

"Issus coleoptratus is an unlikely hero, but one whose jumping prowess could revolutionize ballistics and spring-loaded machines. [...] In Science, Malcolm Burrows and Gregory Sutton (of the University of Cambridge and University of Bristol, respectively) describe a mechanism on the hind legs of a jumping insect that can only be described as a gear, cogs and all.

Although the structure had been seen before, their investigation of its action, using high speed cameras, has revealed its function: the first known case of an intermeshing gear mechanism that was not cast or forged, but that had evolved."


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Faune Isère dépasse le million de données - Place Gre'net

Faune Isère dépasse le million de données - Place Gre'net | Biodiversité | Scoop.it
Le site participatif Faune Isère, géré par la Ligue pour la protection des oiseaux (LPO), compte désormais plus d'un million de données enregistrées.
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