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Wind tunnel reveals secret flight of birds

A team of scientists at Stanford University has designed a unique bird wind tunnel to find out how the tiniest of birds manage to fly in gusty winds and unstable air.

The tunnel is part of a suite of experiments that are revealing insights into the science of flight - ultimately help design flying robots that with the same skills.

Our science reporter Victoria Gill had exclusive access to Stanford's flight lab.

  • 29 Aug 2016