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Expert unlocks mechanics of how snakes move in a straight line
January 12, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.University of Cincinnati biologist Bruce Jayne studied the mechanics of snake movement to understand exactly how they can propel themselves forward like a train through a tunnel. His study titled "Crawling without Wiggling" was published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.Full Story
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