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Scientists Put Backpacks on Dragonflies

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:36 PM

The brain of a dragonfly has to do some serious calculations — and fast — if it hopes to nab a mosquito or midge in midair. It has to predict the trajectory of its prey, plot a course to intersect it, then make adjustments on the fly to counteract any evasive maneuvers. Neuroscientist Anthony Leonardo created the tiny dragonfly backpack above to study how circuits of neurons do these computations.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:45 PM

aw hey! now they can go camping and hiking and mountaineering and skiing
and everything else it says you can do on the back of tampon boxes!
bet they're all made up!!
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