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VIDEO: Nature’s shape shifters reveal hover secrets

You’d be justifiably alarmed to see an aircraft’s wing twist through 45 degrees, but the flapping wings of a hoverfly deform like this 300 times every second. Add to this a large flap which flips up at right angles to the rest of the wing during manoeuvres, and you have what is generally termed an “unconventional” […]

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