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3-D X-Rays Catch Insects in Flight
Kerry Grens | Mar 26, 2014
Using a new approach, researchers capture the in vivo mechanics of a flying fly.
The Flight Size
Tracy Vence | Feb 5, 2014
The metabolic intensity of powered flight seems to have caused some bird genomes to shrink.
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2014
Birds flying in V formations coordinate their position and flapping in ways predicted to maximize energy conservation.
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2014
New research increases the understanding of how albatrosses fly effortlessly by harvesting energy out of thin air.
Flight of the Honeybee
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Neuroscience
The cost of flocking
Megan Scudellari | Jun 22, 2011
Flying in a flock comes at a considerable energetic cost for pigeons, raising the question of why they do it.