An undergraduate engineering student at Johns Hopkins University, Tiras Lin, has used high-speed, high-resolution cameras to gain a new perspective on the mechanics of a painted lady butterfly’s flight patterns. Information gathered from his research may be used to construct better designs for micro aerial vehicles that could be used by the United States military.
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Actual research paper: http://is.gd/1UcubI
Actual footage: http://is.gd/wYN00X