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Articles related to biomechanics

Photo: Guy Nolch
Feature: Why the Long Face?
The jaw strength of crocodiles can be predicted by simple linear measurements that could provide new insights into the diets of extinct marine reptiles.
Feature: Why Don’t Birds Fall Over When They Take Off?
An analysis of the biomechanics of the powerful jump of a bird taking flight gives inspiration for the future of agile robots.
The skull of a woma python
Feature: Out of the Mouths of Snakes
DNA analysis and 3D imaging have revealed how snakes evolved their huge gape independently across different lineages.
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