Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Science & Technology at Scientific Longstanding Puzzle of Honeybee Flight Solved at Last

This means that honeybees are using a wing stroke pattern that is less efficient than the broader strokes and slower flapping of fruit flies and other insects, despite their constant foraging for food and other necessities. But it also means that a bee can generate more lift when it needs to--when it must carry a heavy load, for example.

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