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2009-06-29 17:00:00

Most scientists who create models trying to understand the mechanics and aerodynamics of insect flight have assumed that insect wings are relatively rigid as they flap.

2009-03-17 06:50:00

Mooch, an advanced peer-to-peer video game trading site, has opened its free beta to the public; Mooch (http://www.mooch.com) offers gamers a way to save money by trading their used games with each other in lieu of trading them in at retail stores ATLANTA, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mooch, LLC announced the launch of a new peer-to-peer video game trading site.

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2008-11-10 12:22:06

As if the drivers of mini vans and utility vehicles needed any more encouragement to drive fast between jobs, US researchers have designed a new rear spoiler for bluff-backed vehicles that can reduce drag and lift significantly.

2008-08-18 15:00:39

By HERE ABOUTS SANDRA BAER Some people have difficulty finding the right career, but not WFCJFM (93.7) radio morning announcer and program director Bill Nance of Bellbrook. By the age of 11, Nance already knew that radio broadcasting was going to play a big part in his future.

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2008-06-11 11:45:00

University of Florida mechanical and aerospace engineering associate professor Subrata Roy has submitted a patent application for a circular, spinning aircraft design reminiscent of the spaceships seen in countless Hollywood films. Roy, however, calls his design a “wingless electromagnetic air vehicle,” or WEAV.

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2008-02-04 17:50:00

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.

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2008-01-24 15:05:00

Scientists may be a step closer to solving the mystery of how the first birds learned to fly. The issue has remained controversial over the years, and previous theories have usually been based on interpretations of various fossil forms.

2005-08-24 16:41:20

The military’s next generation of airborne drones won’t be just small and silent – they’ll also dive between buildings, zoom under overpasses and land on apartment balconies.


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