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Taking a Pounding: How Woodpeckers Avoid Concussions

Taking a Pounding: How Woodpeckers Avoid Concussions | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Woodpecker adaptations can inspire designs that prevent impact and vibration damage.
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Woodpecker's Head Inspires Shock Absorbers

Woodpecker's Head Inspires Shock Absorbers | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

When aircrash investigators of the future retrieve a flight recorder from the wreckage of a plane they may have the golden-fronted woodpecker, Melanerpes aurifons, to thank for the survival of the flight data. The reason? A shock absorber inspired by the bird's ability to withstand severe deceleration.

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