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Fluid dynamics and control of insect flight

Insects have mastered flight to a degree that scientists are only now starting to comprehend. Itai Cohen and colleagues discuss some of the outstanding challenges and opportunities for studying this fascinating and beautiful behaviour.

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Fig. 1: Aerodynamic vortex pattern shed by a flying fruit fly.


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Cohen, I., Whitehead, S.C. & Beatus, T. Fluid dynamics and control of insect flight. Nat Rev Phys 1, 638–639 (2019).

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