Rajat

Rajat

Stanford researchers debunk popular flight models by flying birds through lasers
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Stanford reserachers trained parrotlets to wear cute laser goggles and fly through laser beams in order to study the air particles and vortices and thereby validate models of lift produced off its wake. They found that assumptions in all existing models were "wrong".
"The results are commonly referenced for work on flying robots and drones inspired by the biology of these animals. Bio-inspired robots are a specialty of Lentink – his students developed the first flapping robot that can take off and land vertically like an insect and a swift-like robot with wings that deform as it swoops and glides.

Source: http://news.stanford.edu/2016/12/05/birds-flying-laser-light-reveal-faults-flight-research/

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma What an amazing idea to get the teeny weeny parrots to wear goggles for protection and research! Can we say no bird was harmed in testing?

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Rajat

Rajat

Aero Astro Pioneers
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MIT's aero astro women. " I have found that as a whole once the original barrier is broken down, women are well accepted" Isabelle Ebel

Isabelle helped Amelia Earhart in her famous flying missions.

Steve Ashokaan

Steve Ashokaan

So, I'm sure you've heard of Shade Balls, but if not, take a minute to learn about them. They're an attempt to solve (or at least slow) the drought problem in California right now. Here's a digram that more or less explains their function. Aside from having a cool name (reminiscent of SpaceBalls), they also make me feel like I'm in a sci-fi movie. Honestly, I'm skeptical. I keep seeing articles like "Shade Balls are a bacterial nightmare"...etc. ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3204873/How-100-million-shade-balls-brought-protect-LA-s-reservoir-evaporating-fact-bacterial-nightmare.html ) I'm wondering, what does theHOBMOB community think about Shade Balls?

Youngbin Yoon

Youngbin Yoon

Cool wood working multi-joint.

More info - http://i.imgur.com/q121ZOS.png https://youtu.be/_O1O1lz6zOo

Unique wood-working joint someone created that is trending the internet right now!

Ethan Garcia

Ethan Garcia 3-D thinking !

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Elizabeth Kimball

Elizabeth Kimball How would one go about making that?

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Youngbin Yoon

Youngbin Yoon That's a good question! I'm not terribly sure either! hm... when I google it, really simple joints show up but nothing like this!

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