Sunday, 25 May 2014

Tiny muscles help bats fine-tune flight, stiffen wing skin

Date:
May 23, 2014

Source:
Brown University

Summary:
Bats appear to use a network of hair-thin muscles in their wing skin to control the stiffness and shape of their wings as they fly, according to a new study. The finding provides new insight about the aerodynamic fine-tuning of membrane wings, both natural and human-made.


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