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Locust wings built for the long haul

High-speed cameras capture how flexibility enhances efficiency

3:55pm, September 17, 2009

A new study may inspire aeronautical engineers to be more flexible with their designs. That’s because the bends and twists in locusts’ flexible, flapping wings power the insects’ extraordinary long-distance flights, a Sept. 18 Science paper reveals.

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