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Slow and fast, but not furious--NYU researchers trace how birds, fish go with the flow

October 6, 2015

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Fish and birds, when moving in groups, could use two "gears"--one slow and another fast--in ways that conserve energy, a team of New York University (NYU) researchers has concluded. The team's findings offer new insights into the contours of air and water flow--knowledge that could be used to develop more energy-efficient modes of transportation.Full Story

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