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This article from Caltech describes how maple seeds spin as they fall to the ground. It also goes into the applications behind the research and includes a link to a video of the air around a spinning seed.
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image credit: D. Lentink, Wageningen University; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from December 1, 2009 until December 16, 2009. View the feature here!


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Keywords: flight, lift, vortices
Record Creator: Metadata instance created November 30, 2009 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Mar 04, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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(California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 2009), WWW Document, (http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13265).
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Maple Seeds and Animals Exploit the Same Trick to Fly, (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 2009), <http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13265>.
APA Format
Maple Seeds and Animals Exploit the Same Trick to Fly. (2009, June 11). Retrieved October 26, 2014, from California Institute of Technology: http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13265
Chicago Format
California Institute of Technology. Maple Seeds and Animals Exploit the Same Trick to Fly. Pasadena: California Institute of Technology, June 11, 2009. http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13265 (accessed 26 October 2014).
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Maple Seeds and Animals Exploit the Same Trick to Fly. Pasadena: California Institute of Technology, 2009. 11 June 2009. 26 Oct. 2014 <http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13265>.
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