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April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new spring that is soft when pulled gently and stiff when pulled strongly — all from studying a cucumber. Captivated by the strange coiling behavior in the grasping tendrils of the cucumber plant, the research team found that unlike a normal coil, which would unwind to a flat ribbon under stress when untwisted, a cucumber tendril would actually coil further. Understanding this...
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