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Fall of the Fly (The) ZdS#3

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Zeste de science

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6455

Duration

00:02:05

Production year

2017

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Summary

The Youtube channel Zeste de science explores all aspects of scientific research, proving that even the most complicated scientific facts can be explained in less than 5 minutes, and that even the most seemingly trivial events of everyday life, if thoroughly studied, can contribute to the biggest technological advances.
Episode 3: Unlike vertebrates, flies get their bearings thanks to their eyesight only and do not sense gravity. Scientists in Marseille have carried out a series of experiments to analyse the flight of these insects, in the hope of paving the way to the conception of new autopilot systems for drones.

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