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Posts tagged Flight

August 6, 2013

 

airplane in the sunset

Story Problems For The Birds

Say you load a plane with 2,000 lbs worth of birds. If the birds fly in circles inside the plane, will it be able to take off? Find out on Moment of Science.

July 11, 2013

 

Hoverfly in flight

Building Flying Robots The Size Of Insects

Scientists are devising tiny robots in order to better understand insect flight.

March 16, 2012

 

clock on white background

Does Life Evolve The Same Way, Twice?

Suppose you had the ability to wind back the clock to just before life appeared on earth and let it all happen again. Would life evolve in the same way twice?

September 14, 2009

 

Jet breaking the sound barrier

Aircrafts And Their Supersonic Boom

Speed isn't the only factor affecting the sonic boom. Size and altitude also plays a vital role.

September 23, 2006

 

two pilots sitting in the cockpit

Airplane Navigation

How do modern-day pilots navigate their way at 35,000 feet?

September 15, 2005

 

Airplane Turbulence

You’d expect a ride this bumpy if you were driving an off-road vehicle over rocky, uneven terrain, but a bump bump BUMP as you glide 30,000 feet above that terrain in a modern jet liner, might surprise you, not to mention scare the bajeebers out of you. After all, you never notice hard lumps and bumps as you breathe air. What makes an airplane go bump? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 2, 2005

 

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather flock together. It’s a misleading phrase. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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