Bones absorb compression shock: birds
The fused pelvic vertebrae, or synsacrum, of a flying bird absorbs compression shock whenever the bird lands at high speed.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Shock absorbing materials for use in vehicles, panels for ships that resist damage from collisions, bicycle helmets.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Transportation, safety