Skip to main content

"flight"

First Airplane Flight Marks 111th Anniversary!

It was 111 years ago today that the world's first piloted, powered, controllable, heavier-than-air machine built and flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright took to the air.

December 17, 2014 — Dan Schlenoff

Double Vortices Give Mosquitoes a Boost

Our understanding of how insects fly didn’t explain how mosquitoes managed to stay on the wing. It took eight slow-motion cameras to help researchers reveal how mosquito wing beats shape the air to give the insect extra lift.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 29, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.

April 3, 2017 — Nature Video

Technology Unlocks the Mysteries of Bird Flight

Bob Dylan asked: "Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?" Sure, this is a metaphor (in Dylan's case, for a lost love) but it works because the complexities of avian flight—from migration and navigation to group dynamics—have long been a mystery, one with a preponderance of ideas, but few firm answers.

September 24, 2014 — Starre Vartan

Memorial Day Sale

20% Off Sitewide