Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Flight of the Microraptor

A very interesting study performed by a team from the University of Southampton, involving a full-scale mock-up of a Microraptor gui, using real feathers, in order to find out how it would have flown. The conclusion seems to be: not terribly well.

Also, the Microraptor is called Maurice.

The full write-up is over at Tetrapod Zoology, on the Scientific American site, or you can skip directly to the paper itself.

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