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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 beetle’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.