Engineers work to unlock secrets of insect flight

07/5/2013 | FlightGlobal.com (U.K.)

Although researchers have achieved a very simple form of insect-like flight with small devices, they're only beginning to understand the extraordinary maneuverability that insects achieve with wings that change shape in flight. Elaborate work with bees by postdoc fellow Andrew Mountcastle in Harvard's Combes Lab "for study of the biomechanics and behavioral ecology of insect flight" is intended to unlock some of these secrets.

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