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Studies Show How Fruit Flies Recover From Aerial Stumbles
March 1, 2010
Using high-speed cameras and computer models, Cornell researchers have shown exactly how fruit flies maneuver through the air, and how they keep stable even when a whoosh of wind knocks them off course.
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