Video: The video starts slow, just a magnified view of the belly of a female scorpion. Be patient. Something amazing is about to happen. Slowly, as you watch, she'll push her first baby out of her genital opening into the embrace of her "birth basket" — made by flexing her front two pairs of legs.
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The beauty of slow motion is that it lets you see and analyse every detail of anything in a much more digestible package. Explosions become a dance, athletic achievements become more thoughtful, life becomes even more interesting and idiotic behaviour gets more hilarious. Watching a guy get stung by a scorpion in slow motion? Yeah, that's hilarious.
As anyone who's been to the beach can tell you, sand has an uncanny ability to work its way into the most obscene places. Amusing for people, sure, but for machines, sand is a killer — penetrating gears, clog pipes, and causing general havoc with moving parts. A new surface based on a scorpion's hide, however, could prevent that.