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Coolness: “This Insect Has The Only Mechanical Gears Ever Found in Nature”

From Smithsonian Magazine: “The small hopping insect Issus coleoptratus uses toothed gears on its joints to precisely synchronize the kicks of its hind legs as it jumps forward.”

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link: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/09/this-insect-has-the-only-mechanical-gears-ever-found-in-nature/

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