Daily Archives: September 26, 2011

A Robot that Flies like a Bird

For centuries, man has been possessed by the desire to fly. Naturally, nearly every inventor drew inspiration from the flight of birds. Nearly all of the earliest designs for flying machines attempt to replicate a bird’s flapping wings. Unfortunately, replicating a bird’s flight is exceedingly more difficult than one might anticipate. In fact, the motion […]

The Flying Mobula Ray

When it comes to sea dwelling animals, many people picture these creatures submerged in water all of the time.¬† However, could it be possible for them to fly? In the case of the Mobula Ray, the answer is yes. ¬†This 17 foot long flat bodied ray, weighing over a ton, has the ability to launch […]