Crush cockroaches is not easy: often they escape unharmed, despite the bumps. Scientists have discovered the secret of the vitality of these insects, filmed the process on video.
7 may 2019 18:21
Cockroaches are able to withstand the pressure up to 900 times their own weight. They are also very cleverly seep into small cracks. The last of these skills also have octopus, but they do it thanks to the soft, supple body. However, the cockroach’s body is different, and his “superpowers” were the object of study by scientists from Harvard.
The basis for the study was taken American cockroaches (Periplaneta americana). In addition to experiments with live specimens, experts used created in their sample of robot cockroaches. The results of the experiments published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The exoskeleton possessed by these insects, allowing them to remain safe in dangerous conditions. These anatomical features of the cockroach by nature, and people actively studying it. Robots with similar exoskeletons can be used in rescue operations, penetrating into the most inaccessible areas.