Insect that throws pee with a butt catapult is the first known example of “super drive”

Relatives of cicadas known as sharpshooters can catapult pee droplets at superfast speeds, revealing the first known example of “superpropulsion” in nature, a new study finds.

This newly discovered effect helps the insects save energy during urination and could inspire better self-cleaning devices and soft robotic motors, researchers noted.

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