Quieter aircraft, submarines could result from study of owl wings

11/25/2013 | Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), The

Owls can swoop on their prey at night silently -- a quality that makes them stand out from other bird hunters -- and that has piqued the interest of researchers. Studies are underway at Lehigh University's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics to learn just how the unique qualities of owl wings and feathers contribute to this stealth, with possible implications for future aircraft and submarines.

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