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Snake scales protect steel against friction

A snake moves without legs by the scales on its belly gripping the ground. It generates friction at the points needed to move forwards only and prevents its scales from being worn off by too much friction. Researchers of ...

dateAug 17, 2015 in General Physics
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Deadly jellyfish "milked" to save lives

An international research team led by University of Queensland venomologist Associate Professor Bryan Fry has developed a new technique for 'milking' box jellyfish to extract deadly venom for the development into lifesaving ...

dateAug 11, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Tackling India's snakebite problem

Gerry climbs up to the veranda of our tribal longhouse with a snake bag held out in front of him. "Now don't get too excited, but I've just caught a Kaulbacki," he says, looking pleased but exhausted from a long hike and ...

dateJul 28, 2015 in Other
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