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COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not every engineering dean wants a live bee colony outside of his office, but such is the case at the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.
PHOENIX, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that its T-Hawk(TM) Micro Air Vehicle, the only fielded unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with hover and stare surveillance capability, has recorded its 10,000th flight since introduction.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Gumstix, Inc. today announced that one of its global customers, the PIXHAWK Micro Air Vehicle Team, won the Indoor Autonomy Competition at the European Micro Air Vehicle Conference (EMAV) 2009 held in The Netherlands on September 17th, 2009.
U.S. researchers say they used real bats as the inspiration for a new type of military surveillance drone equipped with wings that flap. The micro-aerial vehicle, developed at North Carolina State University, is used to monitor activities on the ground and detect biological weapons.
Tiny flying machines can be used for everything from indoor surveillance to exploring collapsed buildings, but simply making smaller versions of planes and helicopters doesn't work very well.
The twirling seeds of maple trees spin like miniature helicopters as they fall to the ground.
Natural flyers like birds, bats and insects outperform man-made aircraft in aerobatics and efficiency. Engineers are studying these animals as a step toward designing flapping-wing planes with wingspans smaller than a deck of playing cards.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.