Who knew, but apparently bees – while they appear steady in flight to your and my eyes – are actually bumping into things and each other all the time. That’s what researchers at UC Davis discovered when capturing bees with high-speed video to examine their flight patterns and behaviors. Further research details the existence of the protein Reslin located at the joints of wing segments, which allow bee wings to bend during collisions, which, ultimately, researchers want to apply to winged microbots (of course!).
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