Crocodiles have been put through their paces on a treadmill as part of a James Cook University research project to help determine which muscles they use to breathe. Led by the Townsville-based Dr Suzy Munns, the research was conducted on five young estuarine crocodiles to test the role of the diaphragmaticus muscle, also known as […] … learn more→
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Crocodiles rock the treadmill for research
Show us your (carbon nanotube artificial) muscles!
The idea of doctors deploying miniscule robots in your body to diagnose and treat medical conditions is closer to reality today with the development of artificial muscles small and strong enough to push such tiny “nano-bots” along. I know – it seems the stuff of science fiction. The image of nano-bots zipping through arteries in […] … learn more→