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More Than One Way to Dig a Tunnel

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Science  21 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5708, pp. 347
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5708.347

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA-- From 4 to 8 January, agile roaches, swimming robots, and digging reptiles demonstrated the synergy between robotics and biology. Researchers discussed a snake that tunnels by "wiggling" its nose and another reptile that uses its head but not its body to push forward.