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Scientists Battle to Save Orchid at the Edge of Extinction

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November 11, 2013
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A team of scientists in Australia are collaborating on a mission to save one of the world's rarest plants - an orchid species of which there are believed to be only two in existence.So vulnerable is the species of Caladenia spider orchid, that the team won't reveal its name or location in the wild as they try to rehabilitate it in a controlled environment. Rob Muir reports.


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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 31, 2014) — Tiny hair-thin muscles in the skin of batwings give the creatures unprecedented control during flight, according to researchers in the United States. The scientists hope to improve the aerodynamics of planes and drones by figuring out how these muscles work and replicate their design. Video provided by Reuters
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