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The mystery of mosquito flight

For a long time insect flight was a mystery: how do they stay aloft with large bodies and small wings? For mosquitos the puzzle is slightly different: how do they fly while moving their wings through only a small angle with each flap? Nature Video explores the new research that finally solves this aerodynamic problem.

Read the paper: Smart wing rotation and trailing-edge vortices enable high frequency mosquito flight

Read the News & Views: The aerodynamics buzz from mosquitoes

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