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Butterfly wings
78RPM   4/20/2015 4:12:58 PM
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I have been thinking that butterfly wings could be 3D printed as a fibery skeleton. Air has a viscosity about 1/100th that of water. Why would all the empty spaces need to be filled in? Perhaps there can be gaps between the fibers that would be filled by air itself. Not filling in the gaps would reduce weight.

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