Posts by: Brad Chiga


So on my way back to BU after Thanksgiving break, I was trying to sleep on the airplane when everything started to shake. This got me to thinking, what causes turbulence during flight? In its basic form, turbulence is a disruption in the air flow over the wings of the plane (or bird). It can […]

Pigeon Power, Dynamic Wings Improve Capabilities

Many people look at pigeons as a nuisance, defecating on cars and statues while causing general chaos in many cities across the globe.  These “rats with wings,” however, do have a very interesting way in which they fly, by utilizing very dynamic wings to adjust their flight speed and even “hover” in a way.  This […]