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Inspired by Bats, New Unmanned Air Vehicles to Make Debut in 5 Years

Inspired by bats, researchers from the University of Southampton have designed innovative membrane wings, paving the way for a new type of unmanned Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) with improved aerodynamic properties, which can fly over long distances and cost less. The wings work like artificial muscles, changing shape in response to the forces they experience and have no mechanical parts, ...

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Kerala students develop 200-km-a-litre vehicle on golf ball tech

Three sixth semester mechanical engineering students here have designed and developed a prototype vehicle which runs more than 200 kilometres per litre of petrol. “It is a wonderful innovation and needs to be promoted considering the energy crisis and rising oil prices”, said B. Anil, the Principal of Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram, to reporters, Wednesday. Incidentally, this prototype ...

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