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Sounds of mosquito mating rituals could lead to quieter drones

19:00 EST 6 Nov 2019 | AAAS

(Johns Hopkins University) Mosquitoes flap their wings not just to stay aloft but for two other critical purposes: to generate sound and to point that buzz in the direction of a potential mate, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered.Their findings about the aerodynamics of mosquito wings could have implications for building quieter drones and for devising nontoxic methods to trap and exterminate the pests.

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