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Hummingbirds aren’t just fun to watch, they’re also on the cutting edge of science. The Oregon Field Guide team heads to the University Portland campus to see how scientists are studying hummingbird flight. Their research is being used in both sports medicine, and robotics. In the future tiny robotic vehicles using characteristics from hummingbird flight could be used for surveillance or in search and rescue operations.

First Broadcast: 2001
Producer: Eric Cain

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Hummingbird Flight; Malheur Refuge Carp; Return to Mount St. Helens (2012)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2012
Original Broadcast: February 26, 2009