News: RVC’s Dr Richard Bomphrey talks about smoke, lasers and solving the bumblebee paradox

Bumblebee (Bombus sp) flying, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon

It’s a commonly-quoted scientific paradox that bumblebees should be unable to sustain flight, according to the laws of aerodynamics. But Richard Bomphrey, from the RVC’s Structure and Motion lab, is using biomechanics and some seriously high-tech equipment to solve this and other major questions in insect flight – read all about it in a new article in the Telegraph here.

Image courtesy of Michael Durham.

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