Dinosaurs are cool. Wind tunnels are cool. Put the two together, and you get an experiment that is immensely cool. Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK placed a full-scale, anatomically accurate model of a …
A study into the aerodynamic performance of feathered dinosaurs has provided new insight into the evolution of bird flight. In recent years, new fossil discoveries have changed our view of the early evolution of birds and, more critically, their …
Scientists say that the wings of the microraptor, a small, four-winged creature related to modern birds, probably weren’t …
Scientists used a dinosaur wind tunnel to shed light on the age-old mystery of whether winged creatures were the precursor to modern birds. So, researchers with the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom used a …
Ultimately, these wind tunnel experiments have improved the research group’s knowledge of the Microraptor dinosaur’s flight performance considerably. In the future, it is hoped that a deeper understanding of these evolutionary changes …
Scientists have revealed new insight into the evolution of flight by carrying out a series of wind tunnel experiments based on dinosaur fossils. After new fossil discoveries sparked debate over the evolution of birds and their abilities to fly, the …
The 3-foot-long Microraptor, one of the smallest dinosaurs in the fossil record, had feathers on its arms, legs and tail. Its odd-looking five-wing gliding setup provides clues to the earliest evolution of flight, according to a new study in Nature ...
A study into the aerodynamic performance of feathered dinosaurs, by scientists from the University of Southampton, has provided new insight into the evolution of bird flight. In recent years, new fossil discoveries have changed our view of the …