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It may be despised as the vector of a really nasty virus*, but like all bats, Australia’s Grey-headed Flying Fox is an aerobatic (sorry) marvel – and it’s provided part of the model for researchers trying to mimic bat flight using a combination of articulated wings and smart materials. The Madrid Polytechnic researchers, working …

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Paris Hilton

Polydimethylrazzmatazz

Silicone membrane, despite the caption in the source material.

Paris? You need ask?

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Coat

Holy Shmoly Batmat!

Calm down, Robin, it's just the batbot

It can't be that time already?

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Re: Holy Shmoly Batmat!

Duh! Batmat == Batman

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Anonymous Coward

Missing Footnote?

The asterisk after virus implies a footnote, but I don't see any.

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Devil

Re: Missing Footnote?

* Rabies

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Boffin

Re: Missing Footnote?

Hendra virus is the current nasty that bats bring. No rabies in Australia!

Spreads from bats to horses to humans often with fatal results to the horses and humans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henipavirus

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Terminator

Welcome

I, for one, welcome our new mechanical Chiroptera overlords.

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