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Biologist reaches into electric eel tank, comes out with equation to measure shocks

September 14, 2017

Vanderbilt University researcher Ken Catania stuck his arm into a tank with small eel 10 times--the only way to get accurate measurements of the circuit created by animal, arm and water.Full Story

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