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Butterfly Research Could Aid Aircraft Design

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Butterfly Research Could Aid Aircraft Design

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Butterfly Research Could Aid Aircraft Design

Butterfly Research Could Aid Aircraft Design

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Scientists studying butterflies in motion take note of a variety of wing maneuvers used by the graceful creatures. The research, published in the journal Nature, adds to efforts to help engineers design innovative aircraft, including tiny flying robots. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.