Wednesday, May 26, 2010
cool (and rather pretty as well)
Artificial butterfly for studying insect flight
The beautiful rubber band-powered artificial butterfly is helping researchers understand the flight of swallowtails. Hiroto Tanaka of Harvard University and Isao Shimoyama of the University of Tokyo built the balsa-wood machine, which boasts thin polymer film wings with "veins" made with a silicon-etching technique. ............
Posted by rose bush at 2:22 AM