12 June 2009

Flying maple seeds

Winged maple seeds (everyone one knows their technical name, whirlybirds) can be blown as much as a mile. Now, a scientist has studied the aerodynamics of the form to discover just how they work so well. No word on whether we all be flying in aluminum samaras anytime soon.

1 comment:

Puk said...

I, for one, can do without the efficient seed dispersal.