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How mosquitos can stand the rain

A mosquito being rained on is the equivalent in size, mass and force of a human being hit by a car, so how do they survive?

The mosquito’s low mass, strong exoskeleton, and ability to extricate itself from under the raindrop render it impervious to the effects of the heavy rain.

What researchers observed in mosquitos could be replicated in micro-airborne vehicles, which are increasingly being used by law enforcement and the military in surveillance and search-and-rescue operations.

Read more at Georgia Tech

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