There's a really great article published in Nature this week about the work of scientists who have worked out how dandelion seeds fly. Until now researchers thought that an unattached vortex would be too unstable to persist in nature, however they have found that the seeds of the dandelion use vortices that materialise just above their surface, lifting the seed into the air. The humble dandelion can still teach us exciting things. Amazing!
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