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American Institute of Physics

Schematic of a Snake Flight

Caption: The flattened shape of a flying snake in flight allows it to get lift from little whirls of wind (vortices) around it.

Credit: A. Krishnan, J. Socha, P. Vlachos and L. A. Barba

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