Secrets of the Bat Wing | ScienceTake

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The spectacular flight of bats may be aided by long, thin muscles in the skin of their wings. Researchers at Brown University studied bats in a wind tunnel to understand exactly how these muscles enable flight. Watch this 2014 episode of ScienceTake for the full report.

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  1. 0:57 The bat is bending his fingers and folding his wings. I have never seen this movement in the collection of YouTube I have seen so far. It is helpful for the invention of a new biomechanical bat wing. Thanks.

    > But really, the reason to study bats is that nothing else on Earth flies the way they do,
    This is wrong. The wings of insects also have the same characteristics as the flapping of the wings of the bats. https://youtu.be/wkwotB2SHzQ This is due to the Kármán vortex street in fluid dynamics. Biologists need to learn the physical phenomena first.

  2. As children, we used to throw stones into the air at dusk and watch the bats chase them. Later, after I had children, one of my sons was doing the same thing, got scratched by a bat and had to take a series of rabies shots, just in case. VERY expensive as I recall, like several hundred dollars per shot.

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