ADVERTISEMENT
latest stories:

Working Gears Evolved in Plant-Hopping Insect [Video]

The discovery marks the first time gears have been observed in an animal—which in this case helps the juvenile form of the insect Issus Coleoptratus to jump in a stable way.



Malcolm Burrows
 

Rights & Permissions
Share this Article:

Comments

You must sign in or register as a ScientificAmerican.com member to submit a comment.
Scientific American Holiday Sale

Give a Gift &
Get a Gift - Free!

Give a 1 year subscription as low as $14.99

Subscribe Now! >

X

Email this Article

X