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How Do You Put a Lab on a Bird?

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How do some birds make epic migratory flights without stopping to refuel? Scientists are itching to find out not just where these birds go, but also how they manage seemingly impossible migratory flights. Imagine a small backpack, powered by wing beats, capable of measuring the metabolism of birds during flight. See how Cornell University engineers and biologists are collaborating to create a miniature system that takes laboratory science on the wing. Created for the National Science Foundation grant to Cornell University for the Lab-on-a-Bird project. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/physics/labonabird