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What do mouse-like creatures reveal about human growth?

Meet the jerboa, a rodent with long springy legs. About the size of a large mouse, the jerboa has two mighty back legs that can help propel it as high as 3 feet in the air. Now, scientists are studying their appendages to better understand and to manipulate the growth of human bones.

SciTech Now Episode 226

Tiny satellites called CubeSats have democratized space science; blended learning combines in-person teaching with tech; a high school student and a science corporation pave the way for easier use of ethanol as renewable energy; and a mouse-like creature with massive hind legs teaches us about the growth of human bones.