Nature is badass – puts cog wheels into plant hoppers to synchronise their leg movements when jumping.

September 13, 2013

Scientists have recently discovered that legs of plant hoppers are interconnected by mechanical gears that synchronise the movement of legs when the insect prepares to jump.

insect-gears

Wow. One would think this mechanism was invented by men. But no. Nature was first. Watch the cog wheels in action in an insect preparing to jump.

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