Viper story relies on angles and tips

A team that studies how biological structures such as cactus spines and mantis shrimp appendages puncture living tissue has turned its attention to viper fangs. Specifically, the scientists wanted to know, what physical characteristics contribute to fangs' sharpness and ability to puncture?

Viper story relies on angles and tips

Snake fang sharpness involves exquisite geometry. Nick Carne reports.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Researchers measure puncture performance of viper fangs

A team that studies how biological structures such as cactus spines and mantis shrimp appendages puncture living tissue has turned its attention to viper fangs. Specifically, the scientists ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Phys.org

Puncture performance of viper fangs measured, Wed 17 Apr 19 from ScienceDaily

Scientists measure what makes viper fangs so sharp

In an effort to figure out which physical characteristics best correlate with puncturing performance, scientists chose to study the sharpness of viper fangs.

Thu 18 Apr 19 from UPI

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