Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Amazing Butterfly

Well, reaching Ultima Thule may also be performed by the kind of adventure you can build in your room. The following would be for me the work of a lifetime, and I could die happy afterwords. Two students, one from Harvard, the other from Tokyo, combined plastic wings, balsa wood and rubber bands and this is what they made:

They called iy ornithopper, and based it on a butterfly called swallowtail that they copied to extreme small detail - even the veins ! The amount of studies and results of the experience is, of course, overwhelmimg.

Source: Discover Magazine