A bird- and bug-inspired wing design could keep wind and other obstacles from batting around small fixed-wing drones and boost their battery efficiency.
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The way a mosquito uses its wings to make special sounds to attract a mate could lead to ways to build quieter drones, researchers say.
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A super sturdy kind of metal foam outperforms aluminum in tests to determine its suitability for the leading edge of airplane wings.
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The muscles in bats’ wings are much cooler than the muscles in their core. The finding could one day enhance our understanding of human muscle.
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Crowded conditions prompt pea aphids to have offspring with wings. Viral genes in the insects' genomes let that happen, research finds.
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Many butteflies use their wings to mimic other species to protect themselves from predators. Now, a new study shows how just one gene is key to their color.
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