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Seeing a lot of "nope" around the web about this and will add mine here: Nope. Not a good idea in the slightest.
 

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Apparently low poly 1990s video game graphics actually make some sense as a no-snag brush guard design for a similarly video game machinegun turret. If it works...
 

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Robo-penguin: how artificial birds are relaying the secrets of ocean currents

Worth a comparison - Barnes Wallis' 'Heyday' torpedo used laminar flow - the reason why the Astutes have pointy noses and humped backs.

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Unlike most arthropod exoskeleton joints, those in scorpions' tails can twist as well as bend. The authors point out that this is a tubular structure that can transport fluids through internal ducts. Applications for surgery are noted, soft robotics is another. I could imagine refuelling that doesn't require the skill to thread a needle with a bulldozer if the probe is a robot that can respond to turbulent conditions.


 

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