Catches in wings hold, release tension: bees
The wings of bees and other fast flying insects provide surges of power from tiny catches, which momentarily hold wings to build up tension and then suddenly release them.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Mechanism for increasing power delivered to a machine part without increasing use of external sources of energy (e.g, fossil fuels). Storing kinetic energy.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Transportation, manufacturing, construction