David Hu\'s Work on Snake Slithering Featured on NPR Talk of the Nation

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Secret To Slithering Is In The Scales
NPR Talk of the Nation

How do snakes slither on smooth surfaces? Mechanical engineer David Hu, of Georgia Tech, filmed snakes slithering up inclines, outfitted them in jackets and photographed them through jello to better understand snake locomotion... And now that moment you've all been waiting for, when we talk about the Video Pick of the Week, which is not frictional but fictional - no, not fictional but frictional...

Listen to the segment at the following link:
Snake Slithering

Link to David Hu's website:


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