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Unique study shows how bats manoeuvre

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in directly measuring the aerodynamics of flying animals as they manoeuvre in the air. Previously, the upstroke of the wings was considered relatively insignificant compared ...

Running faster equals disaster

Trading maximum speed for manoeuvrability may be essential to surviving a run-in with a predator, a new study shows.

Indian Mars mission on track, makes first engine burns

India's Mars spacecraft has completed the first of a series of engine firings designed to free it from Earth's gravitational pull and propel it towards the Red Planet, scientists said Friday.

Samsung moves to appease EU on Apple patent fight

South Korea's Samsung has answered accusations by Brussels that the company abused its dominant market position by taking out unfair injunctions against rival Apple, the European Commission said on Friday.

ESA's Cluster satellites in closest-ever 'dance in space'

(Phys.org) —Since 2000, the four identical satellites of the Cluster quartet have been probing Earth's magnetosphere in three dimensions. This week, two of them made their closest-ever approach, just 4 km, enabling valuable ...

Stabilizing aircraft during takeoff and landing using math

One of the lesser known concerns about commercial aircraft is their stability on the ground during taxiing, takeoff, and landing. During these processes, planes must maintain stability under various operating conditions. ...

Goodbye Herschel: Closing views of an icon

(Phys.org) —This tiny dot against the streaking star field is one of the last views that ground-based observers will see of ESA's iconic Herschel space observatory.

Chinese spacecraft completes mission

China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft has completed a challenging mission to manually dock with a space module and its three astronauts are expected to return to earth on Wednesday, state media said Tuesday.

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Maneuver

Maneuver, manoeuvre (also spelled manœuvre or manoeuver from the French) may be a synonym for strategy or tactic. It is the manipulation of a situation in order to gain some advantage.

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