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Submission + - Bird sized airplane opens intelligence options (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "Look up in the sky — it's a bird, it's a plane it's...both? Researchers today introduced a very cool micro-aircraft shaped like the swift — one of nature's most efficient flyers. The RoboSwift can sweep its wings back and forth, changing the shape and the wing's surface area. The idea is to make the aircraft fly more efficiently and agilely than fixed-wing aircraft. The micro — airplane is powered by a special propeller that folds during gliding to minimize air drag. RoboSwift steers by sweeping back one wing more than the other. The difference in wing position allows RoboSwift to make very sharp turns. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/17672"
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