Mechanical gear discovered in a living creature.

With two diminutive legs locked into a leap-ready position, the tiny jumper bends its body taut like an archer drawing a bow. At the top of its legs, a minuscule pair of gears engage—their strange, shark-fin teeth interlocking cleanly like a zipper. And then, faster than you can blink, think, or see with the naked eye, the entire thing is gone. In 2 milliseconds it has bulleted skyward, accelerating at nearly 400 g’s—a rate more than 20 times what a human body can withstand. At top speed the jumper breaks 8 mph—quite a feat considering its body is less than one-tenth of an inch long.


what the hell… I can’t resist…

I, for one, WELCOME our new mechanical overlords!

The whole article is most interesting.

This can only end badly

Don’t jump to conclusions.

You don’t have the gears for it.

This has to be the work of one of you two. Fess up!

Resistance is futile.

What does it drink, WD40?

Wait till they find the steering. :slight_smile:

“Ar, it’s drivin’ me nuts!”