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+ - Winged Robots Hint at the Origins of Flight-> 1

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Here's what we know about the evolution of flight: By about 150 million years ago, the forests were filled with flying—or perhaps just gliding—dinosaurs like Archaeopteryx, possibly similar to the ancestor of modern birds. What we don't know is what primitive wings were used for before bird ancestors could fly. A new study provides some fresh data for this debate, not from fossils but a winged robot. (video included)"
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Winged Robots Hint at the Origins of Flight

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  • I wasn't aware that the problem of how flighted animals evolved existed. But now I learned, from the ground up or from the tree down. The video was pretty cool and makes things really clear in explaining the advantage of simply flapping wings even without the ability to take off.

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