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Hummingbird wing - future of flight

Monday, December 06, 2010 - 01:43

Dec 7 - A robotic hummingbird wing may hold secrets to a new generation of aircraft, capable of hovering steadily even in high winds. Scientists from New Mexico State University say experiments reveal promising clues. Manoush Zomorodi reports.

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Eating its cleans up to ninety times per second the cutting thirteen dark and cover even fly backwards but out. Scientists -- could Mark Ballas who got money -- -- is trying to find out. And -- real good you -- actually goes up and don't. But in a hummingbird after one stroke on the -- accident viewers this back and it follows an H kind of backed. That figure eight pattern creates vortex at that -- lift in both up and down strokes and keeps the birds steady even in wind conditions. To investigate this phenomenon the scientists placed and the political hummingbird inside a water channel to study week -- Then they built a robotic wing -- -- in a wind tunnel they they could observe the formation of the vortex is with each beat. What field also bought these analytical limited does that does that prospect of new get modified in the presence of -- Albeit trying to find notice what that affect us on the live forces keep the bugs. The researchers' goal is to develop algorithms that can reproduce or even go beyond what humming birds do -- for very practical reason. There's been a lot of interest in not putting Mike -- because in the previous models dropping in but because its in flight over there. Which can be deployed in swamps in times of disaster for example are forced their way lands are fun environment monitoring applications. The scientist says there's a great deal more work to be done before the mysteries of this little bird are fully understood. But Alice who -- money and says he's confident the research will eventually take flight. Many Zomorodi --

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Hummingbird wing - future of flight

Monday, December 06, 2010 - 01:43