Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Human-Powered Ornithopter

Flap those wings! On some airline flights, I've felt that it might be necessary to help by doing that. So does Pearls Before Swine:

Pearls Before Swine

But here's something real.  A team of University of Toronto students kept a human-powered ornithopter (wing-flapping aircraft) aloft for a short flight after being towed up to takeoff speed by a car.  Just a first step, but a beautiful first step!

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