Vampire facials and flapping wings

Thursday, 20 June 2024 - 8:30am
Shamelessly using a photo of a Kardashian to illustrate what a vampire facial with platelet-rich plasma looks like

This week, Stu looks at the effectiveness or not of platelet-rich plasma for treating musculoskeletal injuries in sports medicine, and for so-called vampire facials in beauty treatment; and Chris digs into a new study on the physics of flight and the surprisingly simple formula for the frequency of flapping wings, which he then uses to calculate whether a human could fly by flapping their arms.

Jensen JH, Dyre JC, Hecksher T (2024) Universal wing- and fin-beat frequency scaling. PLOS ONE 19(6): e0303834.

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