Neuromechanics of flamingos’ amazing feats of balance

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  • Lena Ting (left) and Young-Hui Chang with flamingos at Zoo Atlanta. (Photo by Rob Felt/Georgia Tech) Lena Ting (left) and Young-Hui Chang with flamingos at Zoo Atlanta. (Photo by Rob Felt/Georgia Tech)
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A new Georgia Tech study on why and how flamingos can stand on one leg for hours on end is already getting a lot of A-list science media attention. In this post for The Conversation website - "academic rigor, journalistic flair" - the study's co-authors, School of Biological Sciences professor Young-Hui Chang and Walter H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering professor Lena Ting, explain why they wanted to study this question, and how "gravity plus anatomy" combine to make the flamingo a marvel of biomechanics. 

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences

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Life Sciences and Biology
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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Wallace Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Young-Hui Chang, Lena Ting, flamingos, biomechanics, zoo atlanta
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: May 24, 2017 - 1:02pm
  • Last Updated: May 24, 2017 - 1:13pm