Slow Motion X-Ray Cameras Offer Insight Into How Bats Fly

Nicolai Konow and researchers of Brown University are using high speed x-ray cameras to get an inside into the way skeletons of small animals move.

Slow Motion X-Ray Camera

Wildlife researchers now have a much clearer idea of how bats fly, thanks to the wicked-looking X-Ray video above that shows the animal’s skeleton at work.

Nicolai Konow of Brown University explains that scientists weren’t quite sure how the small mammals generated extra wing power for take-off and gaining altitude. But video recently shot using the school’s complex X-Ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology (XROMM) camera system show how the critters do it.

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