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Aerial Engineers Seek Inspiration From Slo Mo Hummingbirds

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October 1, 2013
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Researchers at Stanford University are looking to one of nature's most agile creatures - the hummingbird - for design tips as they build the next generation of aerial search and rescue vehicles. Using high-speed cameras, the engineers are slowing down time to study the birds in flight. Ben Gruber reports.


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