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Journal of Biosciences

, 30:303 | Cite as

Living in a physical world III. Getting up to speed

  • Steven Vogel
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Keywords

Power Amplifier Jump Height Ballistic Seed Elastic Energy Storage Small Projectile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Vogel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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