Why Can't Planes Be More Like Birds?

GreenTracker| Why can’t a plane be more like a bird? Applying the lessons of biomimicry, switching easily from full speed ahead to a light-touch landing? Why can’t a plane recharge its batteries on a high-wire landing station.

Researchers at MIT have demonstrated a new foam glider that in fact lands on a perch. Simply stated, by following the designs of Mother Nature, scientists are working on making planes that stall. This suspended state isn’t the prelude to crash and burn but is a non-lethal interlude in the business of flying. Read on at Science Daily