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According to ScienceAlert (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert November 24, 2018 at 06:09AM.)
If you want to design something right, look to nature for inspiration – that’s the message from scientists who have produced a new type of brush, based on a detailed analysis of a cat’s tongue and its ultra-effective grooming capabilities.
In particular, the team looked at certain types of papillae on the tongues of cats, tiny scoop-shaped structures made of keratin that help give the tongue its texture. With high-speed videos, CT scans, and other measurements, the researchers investigated how these little spines work – and create their prototype hairbrush.
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