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Why they fly

January 29, 2007

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Brown University researchers Kenneth Breuer and Sharon Swartz, fascinated by the aerodynaic flight of bats, recently obtained some unprecedented views of these mammals. They combined video recordings with precise measurements of the wake field generated by the bats' wing movements to highlight ways that bat flight differs from bird and insect flight. Bats "can generate different wing shapes and motions ... (Full article: 662 words)

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