How rattlesnakes’ scales help them sip rainwater from their bodies

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How rattlesnakes’ scales help them sip rainwater from their bodies

Konrad Rykaczewski and faculty from ASU’s Biomimicry Center investigated how the nanostructure of rattlesnakes’ scales helps them collect rain droplets for drinking.

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Erik Wirtanen

Erik Wirtanen graduated from Arizona State in 2001 with a B.S. in Recreation Management and Tourism. He got his start in the communications field as an undergrad with the ASU Athletics Media Relations office. He worked at UC Irvine from 2002 until 2014 in the Department of Athletics and then The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. In August of 2014, Wirtanen joined the communications office at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Media Contact: erik.wirtanen@asu.edu | 480-727-1957 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications