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Beautiful and Eerie Photographs of Starlings in Flight
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, birds, starlings, flight, photos )

Nicole
- 1016 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
Photographer Richard Barnes captures the mesmerizing geometric patterns created by flocks of European starlings.
Wings to Paradise   video
Offbeat  (tags: wings, birds, flight, nature, beautiful )

Giana
- 1028 days ago - youtube.com
Just beautiful!
The Wonder of Feathers
Offbeat  (tags: bird, feathers, color, wonder, insulation, keratin, flight )

Naoko
- 1655 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
It is not just that birds have feathers, but the feathers form their bulk, weighing in at more than their skelton. Feathers provide color and crypsis, insulation and air-conditioning, streamlining, buoyancy and waterproofing;
World's First Ornithopter Takes Flight
Offbeat  (tags: flight, da Vinci, design, interesting, news, off-beat )

Michelle
- 2260 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Todd Reichert flew the craft by using a foot pump to flap its wings. Video courtesy of University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. A Canadian student inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's sketches says he has made the first sustained flight
10 Reasons You Hate to Fly
Offbeat  (tags: Fly, Flyer, Travel, Plane, Flight )

Anna
- 2279 days ago - hospitalitymanagementschools.net
If you're a frequent flyer, you've undoubtedly accumulated numerous reasons as to why you hate to fly, including the 10 listed below.
Study Says Trip to Mars Could Leave Crew 'Dangerously Weak'
Offbeat  (tags: Mars, Long-term space, flight, astronaut, mission )

Merissa
- 2296 days ago - mnn.com
Long-term space flight so weakens fitness that an astronaut going to Mars may lose up to half the power in key muscles in the course of the mission.
   

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