Tagged: owl

Variable-Geometry Wings

If you have ever sat in a window seat on a plane, you might have noticed the flaps, spoilers, aileron, and slats (as seen here: Plane Parts) moving throughout the flight, during takeoff, and especially landing. These features are the results of engineers attempting to mimic the wings of birds, like the wings of the […]

Shinkansen “bullet trains”: Biomimicry at it’s best.

Being an engineer is difficult. Not only do you have an extremely demanding workload and challenging classes, but you also get the prejudice of being, well, a nerd. “Oh, you’re an engineer? Never mind, you probably haven’t even been camping.” or “I guessed you probably don’t like animals because, you know, you’re  an engineer.” are the […]