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The World’s Smallest Da Vinci Ornithopter

Renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci is not only remembered for his amazing art, but his breakthroughs in science and design as well. In fact, the Da Vinci Ornithopter was one of the first devices to prove that birds weren’t the only things that could soar through the sky. And if my science knowledge proves correct, was one of the major ...

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Slow Motion Ornithopter

Seeing this video makes me hope that one day I’ll be flying in a giant robotic butterfly. Researchers in Japan are working on this small ornithopter, a flying device with wings that are modeled after those of a butterfly. The idea is to one day have commercial airplanes with flapping-wing flight just like birds. Above is a high speed video ...

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