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Bats and Bugs Share Aerodynamic Trick for Staying Aloft

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Bats and Bugs Share Aerodynamic Trick for Staying Aloft

Researchers have known for awhile that little whirlpools of air stirred up by insects' wing motions can help keep these small organisms aloft as they fly slowly or hover, two activities essential for food foraging. But how a weightier organism—a bat—manages to stay aloft during slow flight has remained unclear.


By AAAS, USA.


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