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Swallowtail Ornithopter Replica Built

May 21, 2010

A group of Japanese researchers, who publish their findings today Thursday, 20 May in IOP Publishing’s Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, have succeeded in building a fully functional replica model ““ an ornithopter ““ of a swallowtail butterfly, and they have filmed their model butterfly flying. This is the swallowtail ornithopter in flight. Credit: Hiroto Tanaka and Isao Shimoyama



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