Fruit flies are unbelievably quick and agile: They can steer out of harm's way in under seven milliseconds!
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.
Scientists are devising tiny robots in order to better understand insect flight.
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?
Speed isn't the only factor affecting the sonic boom. Size and altitude also plays a vital role.
How do modern-day pilots navigate their way at 35,000 feet?
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.
Birds of a feather flock together. It’s a misleading phrase. Learn more on this Moment of Science.