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Straighten Up and Fly Right: Moths Benefit More From Flexible Wings Than Rigid


June 29, 2009

hawkmoth New research using high-speed digital imaging shows that, at least for some insects, wings that flex and deform, something like what happens to a heavy beach towel when you snap it to get rid of the sand, are the best for staying aloft. Full Story

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