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Science Nations: Dragonflies--The Flying Aces of the Insect World

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Stacey Combes, a biomechanist at Harvard University, and her team are using high speed cameras to help them study how dragonflies pull off complicated aerial feats that include hunting and mating in mid-air. They can fly straight up, straight down, hover like helicopters and disappear in a blur. Combes is also exploring the use of dragonflies for mosquito control.

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Runtime: 3 minutes

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