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High-speed cameras reveal how hummingbirds can turn on a dime

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Science (AAAS)

Publication Date
2018-02-09

Hummingbirds are the fighter pilots of the avian world, diving and weaving at speeds of up to 55 kilometers per hour—then turning on a dime to hover midair, wings frantically beating, as they refuel on nectar. Now, through herculean efforts, researchers are one step closer to figuring out what makes the animals so nimble. The new work not only helps explain their complex choreography, but it may also lead to more maneuverable robots and drones.

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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/high-speed-cameras-reveal-how-hummingbirds-can-turn-dime