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round the turn of the 20th century,

Summary: AA
round the turn of
the 20th century,
Wilbur and Orville
Wright were trying to design
a flying machine, and unlike
all previous designs, they
were searching for one that
would actually fly.
The brothers spent a lot of
time studying pigeons, think-
ing that they could mimic
certain characteristics. They
noticed the flexibility of the
wings and other characteris-
tics that made it possible for
even an ungainly pigeon to
fly gracefully.
In December 1903 the
Wright Brothers finally got


Source: Aksay, Ilhan A. - Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University


Collections: Materials Science