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Scientists Finally Have Evidence That Frigatebirds Sleep While Flying
Offbeat  (tags: birds, sleep, naps, flight )

AnnaAway
- 182 days ago - audubon.org
According to a new study, the birds can stay aloft for weeks by power napping in ten-second bursts.
Eagle Captures Incredible Aerial Shots of Dubai While Soaring From the WorldâEUR(TM)s Tallest Tower With Video Camera Attached
Offbeat  (tags: Eagle, camera, Dubai, pictures, flight )

Scooby
- 710 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
This is the incredible moment an eagle soared from the top of the world's tallest tower to its owner on the ground in a record-breaking bird flight.
A Good Man in Rwanda
Offbeat  (tags: A good man in Rwanda, No refuge, Flight, he day he saved my life, Escape attempt, A final roadblock )

Ray
- 815 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Twenty years ago, Rwanda descended into the madness of genocide. UN peacekeepers were stretched to breaking point - but one stood out, taking huge risks to save hundreds of lives.
Beautiful and Eerie Photographs of Starlings in Flight
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, birds, starlings, flight, photos )

Nicole
- 1098 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
- 1109 days ago - youtube.com
Just beautiful!
The Wonder of Feathers
Offbeat  (tags: bird, feathers, color, wonder, insulation, keratin, flight )

Naoko
- 1737 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
- 2341 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
- 2360 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
- 2378 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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