Saturday, March 21, 2009
Yet more striking fluid/biomechanics.
Bat in wind tunnel from Carl Zimmer on Vimeo.
I'm posting this because it's amazing (and beautiful), shows fluid behavior, and to remind me, next time I want to whine about the challenges of our video work, that things could be much worse. I can't imagine how much work went into these high-speed videos of bats in flight.
And I really like bats.
The videos are collected and described here. They were created by two Brown University biologists, Dan Riskin and Sharon Swartz.
Thanks to Pharyngula for this find.
Update: More video at Sharon Swartz's site.