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Mechanics behind flying snakes` gliding maneuver revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:49

Researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes has found that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift.

Ibises` flight precision stuns researchers

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 20:04

Ibises flying in a V formation synchronise the flapping of their wings with a degree of precision previously thought impossible, astounded researchers said Wednesday.

Future hypersonic airplanes can go from Beijing to NY in just 2 hours

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:34

After three years of innovative study, researchers have presented a body-wing-blending configuration with double flanking air inlets layout to aim at design requirements of high lift-to-drag ratio as well as high volumetric efficiency of next generation hypersonic airplanes.

Turbulence breakthrough could help save billions in energy costs

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 14:55

Scientists have gained new insights on the working of turbulence which could help optimise vehicle performance and save billions in global energy costs.