Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The secret of dragonflies' flight

Date:

November 24, 2014

Source:

American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Summary:

Dragonflies can easily right themselves and maneuver tight turns while flying. Each of their four wings is controlled by separate muscles, giving them exquisite control over their flight. Researchers are investigating the physics behind this ability by recording high-speed video footage of dragonflies in flight and integrating the data into computer models.

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