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How Hummingbirds Sense Movement While Hovering

By | January 5, 2017

A visual motion-sensing brain region found in all four-limbed vertebrates displays unique properties in Anna’s hummingbirds.

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Leader in Biomechanics Dies

By | December 1, 2015

Duke’s Steven Vogel studied how plants and animals adapt to the physical world.

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“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found

By | July 20, 2015

A newly discovered relative of Velociraptor had abundant plumage and birdlike wings.  

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Winged Dino Found?

By | May 1, 2015

Researchers describe a small species that may have soared through Jurassic skies on membranous wings like those of bats and flying squirrels.

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How Tinier Theropods Took Flight

By | August 4, 2014

Downsizing dinosaurs was key to the evolution of birds, a study shows. 

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Hummingbirds Out-hover Helicopters

By | July 31, 2014

The diminutive birds can accomplish sustained flight that is at least as efficient as that of the most high-tech micro-drone, a study shows.

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3-D X-Rays Catch Insects in Flight

By | March 26, 2014

Using a new approach, researchers capture the in vivo mechanics of a flying fly.  

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The Flight Size

By | February 5, 2014

The metabolic intensity of powered flight seems to have caused some bird genomes to shrink.

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Flight Plan

By | January 17, 2014

Birds flying in V formations coordinate their position and flapping in ways predicted to maximize energy conservation.

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Flapless Flight

By | January 1, 2014

New research increases the understanding of how albatrosses fly effortlessly by harvesting energy out of thin air.

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