Latest Wing Stories
Why don't you ever see baby pigeons?
Wang's research team discovered the sandwich microstructure of dragonfly wing veins [Wang et al. Compos Sci & Technol, 2008; 68: 186-192] and recently revealed the organic junction between these longitudinal veins and membranes of the dragonfly wing [Chen and Wang et al. Chinese Sci Bull, 2011; 56: 1658-1660].
In the future, tiny air vehicles may be able to fly through cracks in concrete to search for earthquake victims, explore a contaminated building or conduct surveillance missions for the military.
Airplanes do not look much like birds -- unless you were to imagine a really weird bird or a very strange plane -- but should they?
Hummingbirds rank among the world's largest and most accomplished hovering animals, but how do they manage it in gusty winds?
Air Force Office of Scientific Research-sponsored researcher, Dr Robert Wood of Harvard University is leading the way in what could become the next phase of high-performance micro air vehicles for the Air Force.
Microrobots could be used for search and rescue, agriculture, environmental monitoring.
CFD visualization used at Wright State University to study the complex flow physics of dragonfly flight.
Researchers are one step closer to creating a micro-aircraft that flies with the maneuverability and energy efficiency of an insect after decoding the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight.
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