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Scientists study biomechanics behind amazing ant strength

May 20, 2014

a 3-D model of an ant A recent study into the biomechanics of the necks of ants--a common insect that can amazingly lift objects many times heavier than its own body--might unlock one of nature's little mysteries and, quite possibly, open the door to advancements in robotic engineering. Full Story

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