Tag Archives: 1485

(Less than) 15 (grams)

In 1485, DaVinci had drawn a way for humans to mimic and fly like a bird in the ornithopter [see (14)85 entry in this blog].  Nanotechnology has taken that idea of animal mimicry in a new direction.   Less than 15 grams, the Nano Hummingbird which can flaps its wings can also hover and fly [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(14)85

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was interested in developing ways for humans to be able travel through the air like a bird. He started to make drawings for an ornithopter about 1485.   The ornithopter is designed as a human powered machine whose wings flap like a bird or bat.  In NASA’s History of Flight, da Vinci’s [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

    • 10/10/10 1381 days ago