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Secret To Slithering Is In The Scales

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Secret To Slithering Is In The Scales

Secret To Slithering Is In The Scales

Secret To Slithering Is In The Scales

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How do snakes slither on smooth surfaces? Mechanical engineer David Hu, of Georgia Tech, filmed snakes slithering up inclines, outfitted them in jackets and photographed them through jello to better understand snake locomotion. The researchers published the study in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.