Why bees always have a safe landing

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  1. KenH

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    Why bees always have a safe landing

    Graceful and acrobatic motions would be well suited to aircraft design

    By Emily Sohn
    Discovery Channel
    updated 3:12 p.m. CT, Wed., Dec . 23, 2009

    Whether landing on a picnic table, underneath a flower petal, or on a wall of a hive, bees always manage to touch down without crashing or tumbling.

    Now, for the first time, scientists have figured out how these insects maneuver themselves onto all sorts of surfaces, from right side up to upside-down.

    - more at www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34577557/ns/technology_and_science-science/
     
  2. canadyjd

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    I wonder how many millions of tax-payer dollars were spent to find out that bees "slow down" as they approach their landing sites?

    peace to you:praying:
     
  3. Amy.G

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    As Carl Sagan would say, "billions and billions". :laugh:

    (but it's not really funny)
     
  4. KenH

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    Don't how how many may be have been spent but it sound likes they would have been Australian taxpayer dollars.
     

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