How do bees manage to execute such flawless turns?
Today’s Video of the Day from EurekAlert describes an investigation into how bees are capable of making such perfectly coordinated turns during flight.
Researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland examined the flight patterns of bees and found that they slowed down their speed to counter centrifugal force.
A better understanding of how bees keep turning forces constant could ultimately be applied to aerial robots as well as ground vehicles to improve navigation.
The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Video Credit: EurekAlert