Functioning 'mechanical gears' seen in nature for first time

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Previously believed to be only human-made, a natural example of a functioning gear mechanism has been discovered in a common insect -- showing that evolution developed interlocking cogs long before we did. In Issus, the skeleton is used to solve a complex problem that the brain and nervous system can't, one of the researchers said.

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The author only thinks they know about normal mech... by Bob Stuart on Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 1:02:01 PM
Most interesting, especially after recalling Steph... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:54:01 PM