There is something truly unique about the design of a Dragonfly’s wings– untouched throughout the eons (save for size). These state-of-the-art resonate microcosms possess a variety of mechanical wonder, for example: just one component of the Dragonfly’s wing is able to capture bacteria within the air and destroy it.
“Dragonfly wings trap bacteria in the more than 10 billion very tiny ‘fingers’ (nanostructures) lining their surface. While trying to escape, the bacteria literally tear themselves apart,” says QUT researcher, Dr. Annalena Wolff.
These “fingers” cover the wing’s familiar hexagonal grid structure that just so happens to be riddled with conicals; this lattice design lends incredible strength to the delicate wings. Though, accounting for the dragonfly’s superior ability in flight, is it possible that this sort of wing/ lattice conical structure generates a unique field of resonation, one that enables the Dragonfly to attenuate itself to variating currents within the magnetic field that might normally be just out of reach? Continue reading “Conical Fly”