Taking Design Pointers from Pterodactyls

saurs. Pterodactylsâ??the pointy-headed rulers of the skies during the late Triassic periodâ??possessed both maneuverability and gliding capabilities, according to paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee at Texas Tech University at Lubbock as quoted in Science News ('Pterodacyls may soar once more'). Chatterjee, with University of Florida at Gainesville aeronautical engineer Rick Lind and their students,

Written by: Jessica Behnham

The U.S. military's reconnaissance drones may snag some design pointers from ancient flying dinosaurs. Pterodactyls—the pointy-headed rulers of the skies during the late Triassic period—possessed both maneuverability and gliding capabilities, according to paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee at Texas Tech University at Lubbock as quoted in Science News ("Pterodacyls may soar once more").

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