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Design, Purpose and Specificity of the Narwhal’s Tusk

The narwhal’s tusk is a fascinating organ as it has the composition of a tooth but very different properties, in particular its ability to grow in a straight line. To understand the design mechanism allowing this particular feature, we will first present the composition, function and properties of the tusk.…

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Analysis of the Mechanics of the Spine

This report explores the purpose of the spine by discussing its architecture and mechanics and how this helps its overall function. The similarities between brittle star arms and the mammalian spine are also investigated. This research paper discusses mechanisms, functionality, and design of the mammalian spine, or the vertebral column.…

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