Posts by: Hersh Bendre

The Physics of Paper Planes

We’ve seen many different gliders from the animal world throughout this course. But as children, our first experiences with gliding probably came from paper planes. As a kid, I remember learning lots of different designs for planes, in an effort to make them fly farther and stay in the air longer. But there are actually […]

Sugar Gliders

Sugar Gliders are quickly becoming one of the most popular pets in the country. In all but four states you can take these furry little flyers home to perform tricks like these for you. But how do they achieve such controlled glides, as seen in the video’s best trick? A sugar glider’s method of aerial […]

Sharkskin Paint

The idea of shark attacks has terrorized humans for years, helped along by movies like Jaws. When we imagine them, we mostly think about the sharks’ vicious, powerful jaws, filled with hundreds of razor-sharp teeth that are so adept at killing. But what we don’t always think about is how they swim quickly, efficiently, and […]