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University of Washington

Fruit Fly Escape in Slow Motion and 3-D Animation

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Caption: Watch the fly's body roll as it executes a banked turn after seeing a looming shadow (off camera). The video has been slowed down 300 times. The maneuver is also depicted in two animated sequences; the final segment can be viewed in 3-D with red/cyan glasses.

Credit: F. Muijres, University of Washington

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