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Meet the 'Scutoid'

News   Jul 30, 2018 | Original story sourced from Lehigh University

 
Study Reveals New Geometric Shape Used by Nature to Pack Cells Efficiently

Left: Modelling clay figures illustrating two scutoids participating in a transition and two schemes for scutoids solids. Scutoids are characterized by having at least a vertex in a different plane to the two bases and present curved surfaces. Right: A dorsal view of a Protaetia speciose beetle of the Cetoniidae family. The white lines highlight the resemblance of its scutum, scutellum and wings with the shape of the scutoids. Figure adapted from Gómez-Gálvez et al., Illustration by Dr. Nicolas Gompel. Background: Pixabay.

 
 
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