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Flying like a fly

When biologists unravelled the principles of insect flight, they inspired a generation of engineers to build on their aerodynamic feats. Thanks to a revolution in micro-manufacturing techniques, the first robotic fly now flies.

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Lentink, D. Flying like a fly. Nature 498, 306–307 (2013).

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