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Physics World magazine: November 2012 special issue

Physics World

Download the November 2012 issue of Physics World on "animal physics"

This issue looks at how fundamental physics principles underpin the behaviour of many different animals.

  • Read about how mosquitoes survive collisions with raindrops.
  • Find out why a certain species of hornet has an in-built solar cell
  • See how some birds navigate by detecting the relative orientation of the Earth's magnetic field.
  • Get to the bottom of the age-old question of why zebras have stripes.
  • Check out the debate over whether cats and dogs drink in the same way.
  • Enjoy seven full-page photos of super-powered animals.

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