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Copying nature could save us energy, study shows
...ersity of Bath who led the research . "A man-made hammer
has a very heavy head, so that it is heavy to carry around and lift but can do a lot of work with one hit. It relies on inertia. "But the woodpecker's hammer, its head, relies on speed. It is very light to carry around, and functions rather like...
New evidence of 'human' culture among primates
...nkeys use stones in the same way as we might use a hammer
and anvil to crack nuts. Similar evidence of stone-based technology is found in the archaeological record of the earliest humans, and as more evidence emerges, it is hoped the ancient ancestry of human behaviour will become clear. ...
Paleontologists discover new mammal from Mesozoic Era
...cated middle ear of three tiny bones, known as the hammer
(malleus), the anvil (incus) and the stirrup (stapes), plus a bony ring for the eardrum (tympanic membrane). The mammal middle ear bones evolved from the bones of the jaw hinge in their reptilian relatives. However, paleontologists long have attem...