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For a long time insect flight was a mystery: how do they stay aloft with large bodies and small wings? For mosquitos the puzzle is slightly different: how do they fly while moving their wings through only a small angle with each flap? Nature Video explores the new research that finally solves this aerodynamic problem.

Read the paper here: http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature21727

And a News & Views article here: http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature21904

29th March 2017

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