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 So what is remarkable about woodpecking? Consider this, the woodpecker pecks at the rate of 20 times per second. The impact per contact is about 1200 g’s of force!! And still, the woodpecker flies away with its brain still intact.

Researchers, working in the fascinating area of study called Bioengineering, have unraveled the genius of nature  behind this extraordinary feat. Essentially, a progressive set of bone structures dampen the shock and a final filament like layer absorbs the vibrations. These same researchers have replicated this prinicple synthetically and had outstanding success in protecting sensitive electronic circuits from extreme shock.

Awesome!

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Written by asterix98

February 27, 2011 at 7:29 am

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