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Robot hummingbird passes flight tests (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A prototype robot spy "ornithopter," the Nano-Hummingbird, has successfully completed flight trials in California. Developed by the company AeroVironment Inc., the miniature spybot looks like ...

Feb 18, 2011 report
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World record human-powered flight confirmed

(Phys.org)—A historic human-powered ornithopter flight by the University of Toronto-based Snowbird in 2010 has been certified as a world record first by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI).

Nov 28, 2012
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University of Toronto ornithopter takes off

Professor Emeritus James DeLaurier achieved something in early July that has fascinated humankind throughout much of history. DeLaurier and a team of students at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace ...

Jul 31, 2006
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Study: Anemones fight as organized armies

Researchers say they've found clashing colonies of sea anemones fight as organized armies, with distinct castes of warriors, scouts and other types.

Aug 24, 2005
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