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Butterfly wings are perfectly designed to give them a burst of jet propulsion
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Butterfly wings are perfectly designed to give them a burst of jet propulsion

The team suggested that their findings could have uses for drones that use clapping wing propulsion.

This spinning heat-shield for spacecrafts may change the future of Mars missions
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This spinning heat-shield for spacecrafts may change the future of Mars missions

The heat shield design is the first in the world to utilise centrifugal forces in its mechanics

Formula One: From aerodynamics to pit stop practice, here's what teams do between pre-season tests and first race
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Formula One: From aerodynamics to pit stop practice, here's what teams do between pre-season tests and first race

So what do Formula One teams do between the pre-season tests and the first race of the season? Here’s a summary of our conversation with a few engineers from the paddock

Formula 1: From aerodynamics to tyres, all rule changes for 2017 season explained
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Formula 1: From aerodynamics to tyres, all rule changes for 2017 season explained

The objective of the 2017 changes is to make the cars more visually appealing, faster and physically demanding for the drivers.

3D printers being used to make World Cup stadiums 'desert-proof' in Qatar
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3D printers being used to make World Cup stadiums 'desert-proof' in Qatar

Scientists at Qatar University are testing 3D-printed models of football stadiums that Qatar is building for the 2022 World Cup to see if they can endure the Gulf state's punishing desert climate. Qatar has sought to allay concerns about its summer heat and moved the competition to the cooler month of November.

Simple Tech: Aerodynamic drag explained
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Simple Tech: Aerodynamic drag explained

Wind resistance is a bigger deal than you realise