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It Flies! Da Vinci’s Dream Comes True

This is not a trick. There are no invisible strings, no post production video fixes. What we have here is a graceful, flapping, unfeathery machine that looks and flies like a seagull. It was built by a team of engineers at a company called Festo in Germany, which specializes in factory automation, and for years now they’ve been doing what Leonardo dreamed of when he sat on those hills near Florence sketching birds: they copy from nature’s designs.

Full Story: NPR

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