Of a Frog’s Slap Shot and Saliva

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You never know when a frog playing an electronic game will lead to an experiment on the physics of saliva....Alexis C. Noel, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, and her supervisor, David L. Hu, were watching a viral YouTube video in which a frog is attacking the screen of a smartphone running an ant-smashing game. It appears to be winning. They started wondering how — in reality — frog tongues stick to insects so quickly when they shoot out to grab them, and decided it was a phenomenon worth studying. David Hu is an associate professor of mechanical engineering and of biology, as well as an adjunct associate professor of physics, at Georgia Tech. 

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, School of Physics

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Student Research, Research
Keywords
College of Sciences, Alexis Noel, School of Biological Sciences, David Hu, frog tongues
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 8, 2017 - 9:54am
  • Last Updated: Feb 8, 2017 - 11:18am