Does nature use gears?

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Does nature use gears?
« on: 17/09/2013 15:04:39 »
A species of insect that employs gears on its back legs to coordinate its leaping movements has been described by Cambridge scientists...

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Re: Does nature use gears?
« Reply #1 on: 15/09/2013 10:07:42 »
There are plenty of examples of levers - like the muscles attaching to our arms and legs.
And the pendulum, too - see our walking gait.