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Designing Drones By Studying Flight Of Birds (Video)

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A team at Stanford University is capturing incredible images of birds in mid-flight with an ultra-high-speed camera for developing an ideal drone design.

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Biplane Concept Mutes The Sonic Boom

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Let's pretend we are in science class for a moment. When a plane is traveling at the speed of sound, it is literally compressing the air at the front of the wing and leaving an area of negative pressure in the plane's wake. What results is actually two sonic booms that are oftentimes experienced as a single sound. The sonic boom is a cool effect, but it's not so good for people who live on flight paths, nor is it likely all that good for the wildlife in the area either. But we want to travel at that speed.

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The Jetlev water-powered jetpack

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To the excitement of tourists and gimmick-lovers everywhere, the Jetlev-Flyer water-powered jetpack will be hitting beach resorts the world over this March.

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Tougher regulations in the pipeline for airborne battery-powered devices

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Travel laws for those with a laptop, smartphone or battery powered mobile device are once again about to get stickier, even shipments of said devices may get more expensive due to the U.S. Department of Transportation's proposal regarding the transportation of small, battery powered devices by air.

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