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Old 01-23-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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"Think flies aren't acrobatic? In this video, a fly performing an aerial somersault has been filmed in nature for the first time. The move is seldom observed in real time due to its speed, but Joris Schaap and Emile van Wijk managed to capture the behaviour using a high-speed camera. The escape manoeuvre is performed when a fly is taken by surprise, allowing it to regain control during the tumble.
New Scientist TV: Somersaulting fly captured in slow-mo wins award
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Very cool. Since the invention of photography and motion pictures, scientists (and laymen--laypersons?) have been able to observe so many things we can't see with the naked eye.

I remember being amazed at how cats lap milk--saw a series of photos on it somewhere years ago.

Makes me wonder what else is out there.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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Beautiful!
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