Secret of snake slithering found in weights and scales

时间:2019-03-08 08:02:02166网络整理admin

By Jim Giles THE secrets of how snakes slither across smooth surfaces have finally been pinned down by animal locomotion experts. The findings solve an age-old conundrum and could help engineers build better search-and-rescue robots. It’s clear that snakes push against rocks and other debris when moving across rough ground, but how exactly do they negotiate flat surfaces, such as paved roads?