Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time

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Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time

Post by Woodchopper » Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:52 pm

Read all about it and watch a video here: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/fun ... first-time

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Post by Grumble » Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:55 pm

Woodchopper wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:52 pm
Read all about it and watch a video here: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/fun ... first-time
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I knew I’d seen it before! Why has this one resurfaced I wonder?
I know this is vitriol, no solution, spleen venting, but I feel better having screamed, don’t you?

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Re: Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time

Post by jimbob » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:10 pm

Grumble wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:55 pm
Woodchopper wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:52 pm
Read all about it and watch a video here: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/fun ... first-time
Published
12 Sep 2013
I knew I’d seen it before! Why has this one resurfaced I wonder?
It is amazingly cool though
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time

Post by Woodchopper » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:33 pm

Grumble wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:55 pm
Woodchopper wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:52 pm
Read all about it and watch a video here: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/fun ... first-time
Published
12 Sep 2013
I knew I’d seen it before! Why has this one resurfaced I wonder?
Didn’t realise it was from seven years ago. I saw a link on Twitter, thought it was new.

Still cool though.

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Re: Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time

Post by Grumble » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:53 pm

Woodchopper wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:33 pm
Grumble wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:55 pm
Woodchopper wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:52 pm
Read all about it and watch a video here: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/fun ... first-time
Published
12 Sep 2013
I knew I’d seen it before! Why has this one resurfaced I wonder?
Didn’t realise it was from seven years ago. I saw a link on Twitter, thought it was new.

Still cool though.
It is. This kind of thing happens occasionally, if you missed it first time round it’s great. It’s just a mystery as to why things suddenly become popular after years of obscurity.
I know this is vitriol, no solution, spleen venting, but I feel better having screamed, don’t you?

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Re: Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time

Post by Gfamily » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:02 pm

Grumble wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:53 pm
Woodchopper wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:33 pm
Grumble wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:55 pm

I knew I’d seen it before! Why has this one resurfaced I wonder?
Didn’t realise it was from seven years ago. I saw a link on Twitter, thought it was new.

Still cool though.
It is. This kind of thing happens occasionally, if you missed it first time round it’s great. It’s just a mystery as to why things suddenly become popular after years of obscurity.
There are super spreaders on social media. I can tweet and get no responses, but if I reply to someone with a big following, I can get a huuuge amount of interaction.
This wasn't so much of a thing in 2014, much less earlier.
My avatar was a scientific result that was later found to be 'mistaken' - I rarely claim to be 100% correct
ETA 5/8/20: I've been advised that the result was correct, it was the initial interpretation that needed to be withdrawn
Meta? I'd say so!

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