The Rise of the Shuttlecock
Their badminton is not the Roaring Twenties cliché of a lazy summer lawn game, cocktail glass in one hand and racket in the other ... preferably from the goose's left wing, are threaded together and glued to a piece of cork. Why feathers from the left ...
Adventures in Ethics and Science
Dr. Free-Ride: Traditionally, that formation is described as a “V”. But I guess you’re right, one side of it seems to have a few more geese than the other ... The explanation I always heard was that geese fly in a “V” because it’s more ...
Snow days rewarded goose hunters in northwest Oregon; massive fall chinook salmon run predicted
Often, but certainly not always, a V-shape is formed as birds position ... Use this to impress everyone at the next cocktail party. When geese do fly in a V, why is one leg of the V sometimes longer than the other? (Answer: Because it has more birds.)
How wings really work
“This is why a flat surface like a sail is able to cause lift – here the distance on each side ... wings, Formula I racing cars, articulated lorries and wind turbines. One of his visions is to design a wing that will enable aircraft to fly faster ...
Why elders are honoured, respected
In deep reflection he asked me, "When geese fly ... respected. After all, who among us can't benefit from a little wisdom each day? Speaking of which, now that you've patiently waited, as I did, to hear why one side of the flying 'V' is longer than the ...