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Harvard University, University of Tokyo Replica Butterfly Flies Just Like the Real Thing


5/21/2010 7:57:33 AM

The New Scientist -- For the first time, engineers have created a model that flies just like a real butterfly. Powered only by an elastic band, it flits up and down and flaps its wings languidly – just like the swallowtail butterfly it was modelled on. The band powers a mechanical crank that drives the wing motion.

Read at New Scientist


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