issus issus


  • (n) a battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III


  1. A Clockwork Insect: Garden bug sports mechanical gears

    Many mechanical devices have been inspired by examples in nature, but it's not often that nature replicates something only known to be made by human beings. Meet Issus coeleoptratus, more commonly referred to as a "planthopper". Photo by Malcolm Burrows Though common throughout gardens in Great Britain, young planthoppers possess a physical trait that is spectacularly uncommon in nature: two ...
    on September 14, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

  2. Gearlike legs propel the plant hopping Issus to nearly 400 G’s

    For the first time in nature, an insect has been shown to use a set of gears to aid in jumping. Said insect is the Issus coleoptratus and it can be found throughout Europe as well as in parts of the Near East and North Africa. This particular incest is a planthopper found mostly on […]
    on September 14, 2013     Source: SlashGear

  3. Scientists discover bizarre creature with mechanical gears on legs

    Issus  coleoptratus , a plant-hopping insect, is the first living animal known to have functioning gears, scientists say.
    on September 13, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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