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


May 23, 2014

image of a bat showing its muscles in the wings 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 man-made. Full Story

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