Secrets of Bat Flight

October 2007
Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/26/2007, Vol. 86 Issue 8, p6
This article focuses on research being conducted by scientists at Brown University to study bats' wings to learn their flight mechanics. A total $6 million fund was allotted by the U.S. Air Force for the research. The stretchy wing skin of bats helps them curve their wings during flight. Their joints give them precise control to fly higher and faster. Bats are also known for flying even with damaged wings.


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