Scientists were able to capture never-before-recorded data on the behaviour of the elusive American black swift bird. Among other things, they confirmed that the birds spend nearly all their time flying when not breeding and that they likely rely on moonlight to help them hunt. The team also managed to record them right in the…
If even the tiniest bit of turbulence during a flight has you reaching for the barf bag, then you’ll never want to climb aboard this Russian contraption that uses flapping wings to take flight. But it demonstrates that Mother Nature’s designs can be supersized to one day revolutionise air travel.