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Bird-like MAVs use wings based on sea gulls to navigate urban canyons. (Read
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|"I think that the transition between wing postures needs to be faster. The faster, the better. "
( 8/24/2005 5:30:00 PM)
|"What bout all the books that talk about Ornithopters? ;)"
(Keapon 8/24/2005 9:17:12 PM)
|"Keapon - you're right! I'd forgotten about Frank Herbert's ornithopters - one of my favorite pieces of technovelgy from Dune."
(Bill Christensen 8/26/2005 6:23:37 PM)
|"The way it's described being useful for city-scapes is very remeniscent of the steam-powered plane used by Otto Lienthal in the anime 'Read Or Die', as well as the wing movement."
(wererogue 9/7/2005 5:44:48 AM)
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