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It's a beautiful thursday! time for a #DBIOtweetorial commissioned by the awesome folks at #engageDBIO!
First up: “this feather star has too many arms and is too heavy to swim – instead it creeps along the seafloor”

How goes this amazing creature coordinate so many appendages? what kind of physics does it encounter?
When discussing limb coordination, it's probably easier to define what we mean by coordination than 'limb'...

You might recognise this famous image of '#synchronization', referred to by Huygens as 'an odd kind of sympathy' (1665)…
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