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Michael Dickinson:
How a fly flies

TEDxCaltech · 15:55 · Filmed Jan 2013
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Michael Dickinson: How a fly flies
15:55 · Filmed January 2013 at TEDxCaltech · Subtitles available in 25 languages

An insect's ability to fly is perhaps one of the greatest feats of evolution. Michael Dickinson looks at how a fruit fly takes flight with such delicate wings, thanks to a clever flapping motion and flight muscles that are both powerful and nimble. But the secret ingredient: the incredible fly brain. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)

Biologist
Most people are irritated by the buzzing of a fly's wings. But biologist Michael Dickinson views the sound with a deep sense of wonder. Full bio
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