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Nature Knows Best: Planes Inspired by Nature

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It’s no secret that birds were the inspiration for the first airplanes, but in this episode, host Danni Washington takes a look at how exactly that connection succeeded. She’ll fly planes in tight formation to try to mimic the energy-efficient flight patterns of migrating birds, look at how engineers are inventing wings that change their shape while in flight, and even jump out of a perfectly good plane to test out an innovation based on the flying squirrel. Part of the "Nature Knows Best" series.

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