High Speed Fun and a Fly Responding to a Blast Wave | Smarter Every Day 55

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I really think it’s awesome when I discover something on accident! I never thought about how little bugs handle events that greatly disturb their immediate surroundings. They’re low mass, therefore they are influenced by their environment WAY more than we are. Also, just think about the processing power that is in the Fly’s brain! And such a small package too!

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In this video, I mention that the fly uses his center of gravity to realign himself. The high speed video must be analyzed further to determine if he was rotating over faster than acceleration due to gravity.

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