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Wet-dog shake

  title={Wet-dog shake},
  author={Andrew K. Dickerson and Grant Mills and Jay M. Bauman and Young-Hui Chang and David L. Hu},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Physical Society},
The drying of wet fur is a critical to mammalian heat regulation. In this fluid dynamics video, we show a sequence of films demonstrating how hirsute animals to rapidly oscillate their bodies to shed water droplets, nature's analogy to the spin cycle of a washing machine. High-speed videography and fur-particle tracking is employed to determine the angular position of the animal's shoulder skin as a function of time. X-ray cinematography is used to track the motion of the skeleton. We determine… 
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