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  • Latch, load and release: Elastic motion makes click beetles click, study finds

    Illinois researchers Aimy Wissa, Marianne Alleyne and Ophelia Bolmin studied the motion of a click beetleā€™s jump and present the first analytical framework to uncover the physics behind ultrafast motion by small animals.

    Illinois researchers Aimy Wissa, Marianne Alleyne and Ophelia Bolmin studied the motion of a click beetle’s jump and present the first analytical framework to uncover the physics behind ultrafast motion by small animals.  

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Aimy Wissa, call 217-244-4193; email awissa@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Nonlinear elasticity and damping govern ultrafast dynamics in click beetles” is available online. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2014569118.