Tagged: Bio-Aerial Locomotion

The Limit of Aerial Evolution

The thought of a Cessna 152 dropping out of the sky from 20,000 ft at 300 mph and pulling out of the plunge five feet off of the ground would scare most pilots to death. But for Argentavis magnificens, it was a lifestyle. Six million years ago, the twenty-three foot wide monster bird would come […]

Welcome EK132 students

Tomorrow starts a new EK131/132 cycle, with a renewed cohort of freshmen starting their exploration of “Bio-Aerial Locomotion”. Welcome new students! To start, you probably want to find out more about what this course is about. You’ll find that in my Welcome to “Bio-aerial Locomotion” blog post. You’ll notice that it says that you will be […]

Wallace’s Flying Frog

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no! It’s Wallace’s Flying Frog! Located in the tropical jungles of Malaysia and Borneo, one of the FEW aerial amphibians on this planet is the Wallace’s Flying Frog. Sizing in at about 4 inches (about the size of a tea-cup), these thrifty and quick frogs annoy and pester their […]