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Deciphering an Old Dog's Trick

Deciphering an Old Dog's Trick

In an attempt to design better appliances, physicists have turned to nature in order to learn the secrets of how animals shake themselves dry. Using sophisticated technology, researchers have determined the science behind the process and why it is so successful for mammals of varying sizes. While 'the shake' is particularly potent for larger animals, which have looser skin, the study revealed that tiny creatures using the same technique can generate up to 20 g's of force to accomplish the drying feat. More on the story here.

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