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The principles of cascading power limits in small, fast biological and engineered systems

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Science  27 Apr 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6387, eaao1082
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao1082

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  • Received for publication June 14, 2017
  • Accepted for publication March 7, 2018

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  1. Mark Ilton1,
  2. M. Saad Bhamla2,*,,
  3. Xiaotian Ma3,*,
  4. Suzanne M. Cox4,*,
  5. Leah L. Fitchett4,
  6. Yongjin Kim1,
  7. Je-sung Koh5,,
  8. Deepak Krishnamurthy2,
  9. Chi-Yun Kuo4,§,
  10. Fatma Zeynep Temel5,
  11. Alfred J. Crosby1,
  12. Manu Prakash2,
  13. Gregory P. Sutton6,
  14. Robert J. Wood5,
  15. Emanuel Azizi7,||,
  16. Sarah Bergbreiter3,||,
  17. S. N. Patek4,||,
  1. 1Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA.
  2. 2Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
  3. 3Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742, USA.
  4. 4Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA.
  5. 5School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  6. 6School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TH, UK.
  7. 7Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: snp2{at} (S.N.P.)
  1. * These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Present address: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA.

  • Present address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon, 16499, South Korea.

  • § Present address: Division of Evolutionary Biology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Grosshaderner Strasse 2, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany.

  • || These authors contributed equally to this work.


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