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Owl’s ‘Stealth Technology’ May Help Make Aircraft Engines ‘Silent’ by 2030

It has long been a mystery to solve for scientists as to how owls succeed in being such great hunters without letting their preys become even a tad aware of their descent. Earlier this year, in June; researchers from the University of Cambridge and three other US institutes started an experiment to learn the mechanism behind owls’ “silent flight mechanism”. ...

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Scientists Reveal What Makes Owl a ‘Silent Hunter’ in Night

Owls are known to have excellent night vision and they completely make use of it to seize their prey. Nevertheless, what was unknown was the mechanism behind them being such great hunters. Now a new study has brought forth the refined ‘stealth techniques,’ which owls are fortified with. They silently pounce on preys without the latter’s knowledge. It has long ...

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