Tag: flight

Helicopter Wind Farm Tour

Helicopter Wind Farm Tour

Hi it’s Matt, and I’ve got a question for you: What do you say if someone offers you a free helicopter trip round a wind farm? You say YES! This was thanks to Ørsted who offered Tom and I a flight round their Race Bank offshore wind farm along with some of their employees and […]

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Why Don’t Birds Have Vertical Tails Like Airplanes?

Why Don’t Birds Have Vertical Tails Like Airplanes?

This episode is supported by NordVPN. Start protecting your internet experience today with 66% off a 2-year plan by using code“SCISHOW” at NordVPN.com/SCISHOW I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but nature is kind of awesome. That’s why so much of our technology is inspired by it, from adhesives modeled after insects to early plane wings […]

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How to design an airplane | Discovery Space

How to design an airplane | Discovery Space

When building a plane, you have to keep two things in mind. Weight and safety. The lighter a plane is, the further it can go so every gram helps. But if you stripped everything away it wouldn’t be very safe now would it? That’s why it’s about balancing weight and safety. The wings, for example! […]

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