Big B
03/04/2013 6:40am

Squids don't really fly but they can lunch it self out of the the ocean. That's pretty much it.

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FIRST HOUR--------------Daniel
03/04/2013 6:48am

Smart phone and smart cars better make way for the “smart trashcan”. This device can make you feel like a basketball superstar. This device will move in the direction that you throw your trash at, so that the trash you throw will make it in the trashcan.
A motion-sensing Kinect camera placed around the area detects the position of the trash. Then it sends the info to the computer, giving the device the location of the trash.

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tyler.m
03/04/2013 6:53am

a trash can that can sense your trash when you throw your trash near it and still catch it . that trash can is super awesome.

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4TH hour
03/04/2013 8:58am

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hillbilly gerber
03/04/2013 9:09am

This would be nice to have. although i have one at home i think anyways. I could be come a millionaire it would be cool but i dont think i would sell it."A nickel is a nickel is a nickel right? Wrong! Turns out that once in very rare blue moon, this five-cent coin may be worth millions! That apparently is the case with this special 1913 nickel, only five of which, were ever minted.

While that in itself makes it valuable, what makes this coin even more so is the fact that mint worker Samuel W. Brown made it fraudulently. That's because while it features the date 1913, the face on it is not the Buffalo Head, which was introduced that year, but that of the 1912, Liberty Head."


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Ty Miller
03/04/2013 9:10am

I read the article called “While Pigs May Never Fly, Squids Sure Do!” This article was once again written by Meera Dolasia. This story is a little hard to believe unless you read this paragraph from the article:
“The team of scientists led by Jun Yamamoto from Japan's Hokkaido University conducted their research by following a shoal of 100 Japanese squid in the north-west Pacific Ocean, about 370 miles off the shore of Tokyo in July, 2011. As their boat approached the mollusks they witnessed an astonishing sight - About 20 of the eight-inch long creatures shot up in the air, launching themselves with the help of a powerful jet of water that emanated from their funnel-like stems, similar to how a fly board propels a human.” What I don’t get is why these squids fly out of the water. The squids also would spread their fins to get speed and fly through the air.
What’s even more amazing is that these squid were jumping and flying faster than Olympian sprinter Usain Bolt. But still why do these squid jump and fly? Scientists believe that they fly to get away from predators or for migration.
Whether they fly for migration or for escape routes, these squids are pretty awesome. I think anyone would like or at least take notice in this interesting article.

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Cheyenne :)
03/04/2013 9:17am

This article is called “A smart trashcan? Now why didn’t someone think of that earlier?” It was written by Meera Dolasia. It is mostly about a smart trashcan that makes sure that your trash gets in the trashcan and not on the floor.
This new trashcan does not clean your room for you or anything. “What in can do however, is make you seem like basketball superstar. That's because every time a piece of trash is flung anywhere close by, it moves in that direction and ensures that it lands inside, and not around the periphery, as is usually the case.” There is a motion sensing Kinect camera placed near the area that the trash would be thrown. “It then sends this information to a computer, which rapidly calculates the location and transmits it to the can via a wireless connection.”
This is what makes the trashcan move. It has wheels and a motor controller. “In order to ensure that the can does not topple over as it tries to catch the badly aimed trash, Minoru designed it so that it has the lowest possible center of gravity - Which means that it is narrow, compact and sits low on the ground.”
This story could help me in the future in case I ever want to buy a smart trash can.

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duck ( chad dinwiddie )
03/04/2013 9:17am

I read A Smart Trash Can? Now Why Didn't Someone Think Of That Earlier, By Meera Dolasia on March 2, 2013. Cool, I lick it.

“We have smart phones, smart cars and even smart glasses, so it would only be logical that the next big idea would be . . . . A smart trash cans?” This is the coolest thing in the word. It will help you to have a cleaner floor because when you throw something trod it, it will move so it will land in the trash can.

“A motion-sensing Kinect camera placed strategically around the area first detects the position of the trash. This activates the trash can, which is equipped with a motor controller and wheels all snugly fitted on the underside. In order to ensure that the can does not topple over as it tries to catch the badly aimed trash, Minoru designed it so that it has the lowest possible center of gravity - Which means that it is narrow, compact and sits low on the ground.” It will know when you throw a paper whod. It is cool.

“While getting a trash can that requires such an elaborate set-up may not be a priority on your list.” It is aosome.

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shawna
03/04/2013 9:21am

At first, these pictures seem a little interesting and even appear cool to some of you. That opinion may change once you realize that the images are not some kind of modern art but instead, those of actual bacteria that are thriving upon the touchscreens of all smart phones. The photos are of a classroom experiment done by the students of the University of Surrey for their Practical and Bacteriology unit. They start by taking of an imprint on their smartphone screens and put it to bacterial growth dishes. The good news is that most of them were like the genus Micrococcus, harmless bacteria that is found on human skin.

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Kassie Alley
03/04/2013 9:27am

LE SMART TRASHCAN
An engineer at a Japanese auto company is hoping to bring his invention the smart trashcan to a store near you (SOON!). Instead of cleaning your room like you might think it actually moves whenever a piece of paper is thrown at it the trashcan moves in the direction of the paper where it was thrown insuring the paper will land inside. Instead of letting the paper land next to it like it normally does. In order to do this a camera was placed “around the area first detects the position of the trash”. It has the lowest gravity so the trashcan won’t fall over when it tries to catch the trash that was thrown. This might be a trashcan that you want but it won’t be in stores for a while. For two reasons “he first needs to secure a patent for the elaborate technology and more importantly, get the can's success rate of detecting the falling article a tad higher than the current 10-20%!”

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*~*JeWeLl KaThLeEn WeSt*~*
03/04/2013 9:31am

Flying Squids! Woo!
Meera Dolasia
Squids have been said to have the ability to fly out of water since 1892, but until now it hasn’t been scientifically proven. A team of Japanese marine biologists lead by Jun Yamamoto from Japan’s Hokkaido University researched this by following 100 Japanese squid in 2011. They saw about 20 squids fly out of the water. They did this by squirting jets of water out of themselves, and by the time the water ran out they were still way over the surface. After that, they didn’t just go right back into the water, but they flew higher by spreading their fins for about 100 feet each flight. This flight is done at a speed of 36.74 feet per second. That’s faster than the world’s fastest man at 33.82 feet per second. Researchers still don’t know why they do this, but they believe it’s to avoid predators, or to help with migration.

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Rader
03/04/2013 9:10am

Riley Rader
3/4/2013
4th
While Pigs May Never Fly, Squids Sure Do!
“Though rumors and anecdotes about squids flying over the Pacific Ocean have been circulating since 1892, nobody had been able to substantiate it with scientific evidence”. This was largely because observing these elusive creatures in the wild is a little difficult, thanks to the fact that they spend most of their lives underwater. Now some Japanese marine biologists have not only confirmed that they fly, but also, unveiled how the cephalopods take-off, move through the air and land back gracefully. The team of scientists led by Jun Yamamoto from Japan's Hokkaido University conducted their research by following a shoal of 100 Japanese squid in the north-west Pacific Ocean, about 370 miles off the shore of Tokyo in July, 2011. “As their boat approached the molluscs they witnessed an astonishing sight - About 20 of the eight-inch long creatures shot up in the air, launching themselves with the help of a powerful jet of water that emanated from their funnel-like stems, similar to how a flyboard propels a human”.
“By the time the water ran out, the squids were well over the surface of the ocean”. Then came the interesting part - They did not plunge right back in, but instead 'flew' in the air by spreading out their fins and arms. According to the scientists who published their findings in the February 2013 edition of Marine Biology, this posture helped create the perfect aerodynamic lift needed to keep them in the air, albeit only for about three seconds after which, they tucked their fins back in and made a smooth landing on the surface of the ocean.” Not impressed”?” How about this”? The short flight was done at a supersonic speed of 11.2 meters (36.74 feet) per second. To put it in perspective, the squids flew faster than the world's fastest man - Usain Bolt who sprints a mere 10.31 meters (33.82 feet) in a second.
It is no wonder that they are able to cover a distance of about 30 meters (100 feet) during each 'flight'. Researchers are a little divided on the reason these squid sporadically take flight. Some, like the Japanese researchers believe it is to avoid predators, but Ron O' Dor a marine biologist who was probably the first scientist to observe this phenomenon on captivate Humboldt squids, believes it may have something to do with migration. He thinks that because the squid travel with very little fat reserves when migrating, they take flight so that they can get to their destination a lot quicker. Unfortunately, unless the squid start to speak, this is a mystery we may never be able to solve.

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Kacanda (cassandra)
03/04/2013 9:12am

WHOOOOOO SMART TRASH CAN!!!

Have you ever thrown a piece of paper to the trash can and missed? Well those days are over! Well almost over, Minoru Kurata has developed a smart trash can, but its not out in stores yet. Now the trash can isn’t smart enough to clean your room, or pick up trash off the floor, but its pretty good at catching. This trash can was created so that when a paper was thrown near it, it would move to catch the trash.. The only problem is, the creator is waiting for a patent and the success rate of the trash detecting the object it needs to catch is a bit higher than 20%. The article I have just reviewed was written by Meera Dolasia.

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theresa p.
03/04/2013 9:18am

Smart Trash Cans!?!
By Theresa Peirano
Smart phones are cool, right? --Correct. -- Smart cars are helping the environment, right? --Yes, so? -- What if you had a smart trash can? --A what? -- A smart trashcan. -- You’re kidding right. -- Actually I’m not. It doesn’t have a touch screen or anything like that but it does do something super cool. -- Are you going to tell me what it does or not? -- I might.
We’ve all tried to throw our wads of paper in the trash from a distance. DON’T DENIE IT! Sometimes you made it sometimes you don’t but what if the trashcan moved when you threw to make sure that your trash made it … every… single … time! That is exactly what it does, too! If you’re wondering how it knows where to go, wonder no more. – Actually I wasn’t wondering, but if you… -- do not interrupt me! Anyway motion-sensing Kinect cameras are placed well around the area first detects the spot of the debris. It then sends this information to a computer, which quickly calculates the location and transmits it to the trashcan via a wireless connection.
YOU’LL NEVER MISS THE TRASH EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!! – well that was nice.

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#dallas #hall #8th #grade #4th #hour
03/04/2013 9:24am

FLYING SQUIDS!!!!!!!! OHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

I am summarizing an article about people in Japan discovered that squids can fly. This article was published by Meera Dolasia on February 27, 2013. Rumors that squids can fly have been going around since 1892. It was difficult to find scientific evidence of squids flying because they spend most of their lives deep underwater. (Now some Japanese marine biologists have not only confirmed that they can fly, but also, unveiled how the cephalopods take-off, move through the air and land back gracefully.
Scientist led by Jun Yamamoto from Japan’s Hokkaido University researched a shoal of 100 Japanese squid in the north-west Pacific Ocean. It was about 370 miles off the shore of Tokyo. The researchers did this in July, 2011. They witnessed a squid shoot up in the air (launching themselves with the help of a powerful jet of water that emanated from their funnel-like stems, similar to how a fly board propels a human.
I find this article really weird. It is really odd that a squid can jump out of the water and dive back in. That’s something a dolphin or a whale would do, not a squid. Scientist believe it has to do with migration. Apparently squids do this so they travel faster, but it is still weird.

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Lauren Potter
03/04/2013 9:28am

The Smart Trash Can
I am summarizing the article, “A Smart Trash Can? Now Why Didn’t Someone Think of That Earlier? This article is by Meera Dolasia.
Minoru Kurata, who is an engineer at a Japanese auto company, has been working on this project. When he attended the Japan Media Arts Festival, which was held from February 13th to the 24th, he received an Excellence Award.
The smart trash is supposed to detect when a piece of trash is falling and if aimed badly can race to catch it. How this works is that a motion sensing camera is placed where it can best detect the trash. It sends the information to a computer which locates the trash and sends the information back to the trash by a wireless transmitter.
The designers were worried that whenever the trash can moves, it would topple over. To prevent this, they designed it to be narrow and sits low on the ground.
The reason that Minoru hasn’t put the trash can on the market yet is because he wants to have a patent first. The other reason is that he wants the rate of the trash can’s ability of locating the falling trash to be higher than the current 10-20%.
I chose this article because I wanted to see how the smart trash can works. I learned how the smart can works, it works by sensory cameras. This will help people in the future to see how we created this and gain new ideas from it.

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Shelbirdy Clark
03/04/2013 9:30am

While Pigs May Never Fly, Squids Sure Do!
I read the article, “While Pigs May Never Fly, Squids Sure Do!” by Meera Dolasia. There is an actual species of squid that can fly!
There have been rumors of flying squid in the Pacific Ocean since 1892, but no one has been able to prove these squids were real, until now. There creatures are very elusive, which along with the fact that they live underwater, may have contributed to the difficulty in discovering their existence. Now, scientists from Japan have confirmed that the squids can fly, and they also discovered how they take off and move through the air, landing gracefully back into the water.
A team of scientists from Japan’s Hokkaido University, led by Jun Yamamoto have been conducting research on the squids. They followed a shoal of about 100 Japanese squid in the Pacific Ocean. As they approached the squid, they saw something wonderful; many of the squid from the group shot into the air. By the time the squids ran out of water, they were a good distance above the ocean. Instead of immediately plunging back into the water, the squids flew in the air by spreading their fins. This posture, as said by the scientists who published their findings in an edition of ‘Marine Biology’, helps create the perfect aerodynamic lift needed to help them glide. They only remain in the air for about 3 seconds, though, but this amazing flight is done at a supersonic speed of 36.74ft/s. if that doesn’t impress you, the squids fly faster than the fastest man runs. Usain Bolt sprints 33.82ft/s, that’s impressive in itself, and the squid can fly a distance of about 100 feet in a flight.
This is how they fly. As the squid prepares to fly, it opens its mantle and draws in water. It then releases a high pressure jet of water and launches the squid. The squid glides as it spreads out its fins and arms. After gliding, the fins fold back up to re-enter into the water. The squid can fly more than 30 meters in 3 seconds. Scientists think that the launch through the air is a defense mechanism to escape possible predators.

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brett
03/04/2013 12:18pm

Smart phone and smart cars better make way for the “smart trashcan”. This device can make you feel like a basketball superstar. This device will move in the direction that you throw your trash at, so that the trash you throw will make it in the trashcan.
A motion-sensing Kinect camera placed around the area detects the position of the trash. Then it sends the info to the computer, giving the device the location of the trash.

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Jennah Cunningham
03/04/2013 12:19pm

I read A Smart Trash Can? Now Why Didn't Someone Think Of That Earlier? by Meera Dolasia. In this article it talks about a smart trash can invented by Minoru Kurata. The trashcan that he invented is not a regular trashcan. The trashcan moves in the direction of a piece a trash thrown anywhere to make sure it lands inside the trashcan. To make this trashcan it has a motion-sensing Kinect camera placed around the area first detects the position of the trash.That is why it moves. The trashcan has a motor controller and wheels on the underside. The inventor of the trashcan, Minori, was awarded with an Exellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival. "However, the young engineer is holding out for two reasons - He first needs to secure a patent for the elaborate technology and more importantly, get the can's success rate of detecting the falling article a tad higher than the current 10-20%!"

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brett schmidt
03/04/2013 12:20pm

Smart phone and smart cars better make way for the “smart trashcan”. This device can make you feel like a basketball superstar. This device will move in the direction that you throw your trash at, so that the trash you throw will make it in the trashcan.
A motion-sensing Kinect camera placed around the area detects the position of the trash. Then it sends the info to the computer, giving the device the location of the trash.

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Jenica (7th hour)
03/04/2013 12:20pm

I decided to do my article review over Skyflash Gives You Wings!
This article is about a backpack thing with wings. Fritz Unger designed the jetpack. He was just 14 when he got his aviation license.
The wings measure 11.15 feet a crossed with two micro-turbine jet engines fitted in the center, fueled by two gas tanks on the sides.

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brett schmidt
03/04/2013 12:22pm

Smart phone and smart cars better make way for the “smart trashcan”. This device can make you feel like a basketball superstar. This device will move in the direction that you throw your trash at, so that the trash you throw will make it in the trashcan.
A motion-sensing Kinect camera placed around the area detects the position of the trash. Then it sends the info to the computer, giving the device the location of the trash.

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Kelsey Clark
03/04/2013 12:23pm

The article that I picked is the one about the smart trash can. I think that it is a very good idea because we have smart phones and smart cars and smart glasses so why can't we have a smart trash can. This decvice can make you feel like a basketball star because when you throw something at it preamiter it will move so it goes in the trash can and not round it. On the top it has a Kinect camera then on the bottom it has the wheels and stuff to make it move. So maybe soon we can have this amazing trash can in the store you shop at.

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EmilyTheBeast
03/04/2013 12:24pm

I am writing about the article named:
A Smart Trash Can? Now Why Didn't Someone Think Of That Earlier?. This article is about a trash can that can move itself to pick up trash that people throw at it. The creator of the trash can, Minoru Kurata, an engineer at a Japanese auto company, worked hard to create and perfect this new and great idea. The creator of the trash can took it to a Japanese convention to publish and finish it. This article was very interesting and it shows how much technology is growing worldwide. This concludes my article review- :)).... FIN. _scene_

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sam
03/04/2013 12:25pm

you sould rd the one with the sqouiny

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jared daily
03/04/2013 12:25pm

the skyflash fliar has a jet ingen in the middle of the wings thats cool.

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sam
03/04/2013 12:27pm

you sould rd the one with the sqouinyit his a good pne to read for fun

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Ms.Bun Bun (7th hour)
03/04/2013 12:28pm

I am writing about “Skyflash Gives You Wings!” This new device is like a hug metal backpack but then when you do something to spread out the wingspand, then you can start flying in the sky! When you land it has wheels like an airplane, the boy who wanted to do this said that “that while flying inside a plane was great, he had always dreamt of flying like a bird.” This device is powered by two micro-turbine jet engines fitted in the center that are fueled by two gas tanks placed on the side.
The wings are steered by a hand throttle and the pilot shifting his/her body weight. The maximum weight that this 25 kg contraption can lift off with is about 130 kg, which while not much, is a great start. The inventors are a little coy about how the pilot lands, saying that it's pretty much the same as how one takes off - Maybe those are the kinks they are still trying to work through. Hopefully, they will be able to succeed in doing something that humans have been struggling to achieve ever since Icarus tried to escape from Crete, with feather wings!

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Sophia Michelle
03/04/2013 12:31pm

Why These 'Cool Images' May Send You Scurrying For Disinfectant!
This article is about an interesting looking piece of art work is actually a bacteria that appears on the screen of all smartphones. This was discovered by a group of kids at the University of Surrey as a unit about Practical and Biomedical Bacteriology unit. The children took a sample of their phones and put it under a microscope.
The experiment took a couple days to conduce but what they found was the bacteria, which was thriving on their phones, was actually a form of Micrococcus. I form of bacteria often found on human skin. However, a few of the students discovered that the bacterium on their phones was actually a form of Staphylococcus aureus, the bacteria responsible for ailments like staph infections and food poisoning. This however did not faze the teacher. According to him, 20% of people are persistent carriers of this bacterium while over 60% carry it intermittently.
This article is very interesting. It weird to think that are phones constantly have bacteria on the screen. I wish I was present to see the cool looking bacteria.

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sam
03/04/2013 12:31pm

You sould read the one with the sqouiny.it his a good oneto read for fun.

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Elizabeth Barker
03/04/2013 12:33pm


This article is about squids flying over the Pacific Ocean it’s been circulating since 1892.some Japanese biologist have not confirmed that they fly. The collage from Hokkaido University conduce there research by following the shoal of 100 Japanese squids in North america

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laine
03/04/2013 12:37pm

Jet packs have been used for many years but they have improved. You can start from the ground instead of being launched from 26000 feet. It was created by genius Fritiz Unger he got his aviation license at 14. Him and his friends built so thing to fly in because everything else was too expensive that’s how the idea started.
This has been worked on for the last 5 years. They built 3 prototypes. Now they are working on one that will go faster.
It is powered by an actual jet engine. It is steered by the throttle. It all runs on how you move your body. now they hope to build something humans have been needing.

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deven h
03/04/2013 12:39pm

We have smart phones, smart cars, and even smart glasses, so why not have a smart trash can. This could be the next big thing. At least that’s what Minorn Kurata; an engineer at a Japanese auto company is hoping to bring to a store close to you soon. Don’t get your hopes up too high; the device is not smart enough to clean up your room. What it can do however, is make you seem like a basketball superstar. That’s because every time a piece of trash is flung anywhere close by, the trash can moves in that direction and ensures that the trash lands in the trash can, and not around it like it usually does.
To achieve this magical feat, a motion sensing camera is placed around the area first detects the position of the trash. It then sends this information to a computer, which rapidly calculates the location of the trash. The mechanism, the circuitry, and the motor controller all fit within the diameter of the can.
This activates the trash can, which is equipped with a motor controller and wheels all snugly fitted on the underside. In order to ensure that the can does not topple over as it tries to catch the trash that Is badly aimed, Minoru designed it so that It has the lowest possible center of gravity, which means that it is narrow, compact and sits low on the ground.
Minoru was awarded an excellence award at the japan media arts festival. However the young engineer is holding out for two reasons. First he needs to secure a patent for the trash can and most importantly, get the cans success rate of detecting the falling article a tad higher than the current 10-20%!

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brett neal
03/04/2013 12:42pm

Brett Neal
7th hour
March 4th 2013
While Pigs May Never Fly, Squids Sure Do
Rumors about squids flying over the Pacific Ocean have been around since 1892, but nobody was able to back it up with scientific evidence. Since they live under the water, Japanese marine biologists did confirm that they not only fly, but they take off, move through the air, and land back gracefully.
These scientists conducted their research while following 100 Japanese squid in the Pacific Ocean in July of 2011. “As their boat approached the molluscs they witnessed an astonishing sight - About 20 of the eight-inch long creatures shot up in the air, launching themselves with the help of a powerful jet of water that emanated from their funnel-like stems, similar to how a flyboard propels a human.”
When the squids ran out of water they were all over the ocean’s surface. Instead of them just falling right back into the water, they glided through the air by spreading their arms and fins. This posture created the perfect aerodynamic shape to help them glide through the air.
“Not impressed? How about this? The short flight was done at a supersonic speed of 11.2 meters (36.74 feet) per second. To put it in perspective, the squids flew faster than the world's fastest man - Usain Bolt who sprints a mere 10.31 meters (33.82 feet) in a second. It is no wonder that they are able to cover a distance of about 30 meters (100 feet) during each 'flight'.”

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Eli Thurman
03/04/2013 12:46pm

Skyflash gives you wings!
A project undertaken by Germanys Fritz Unger who made a jetpack that has wings to fly in the air sideways. Instead of just the jetpack to fly straight up. The team worked on this project for the last five years and had built three prototypes. The jet flying thing is like a backpack. It is fueled with two gas tanks on each side. The wing object is steered with a throttle and his or her weight.

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Wyatt F.
03/04/2013 12:47pm

i read the article "skyflash gives you wings." this article talks about a german pilot and his friends that have designed and built a one man aircraft that allows you to ride suspended in the air like you were flying. their aircraft has a glider type construction with two mini jet turbine engines for power. the pilot turns by holding out their arm and climbs by bending their knees.the aircraft has wings that separate when they take off for better liftoff capablities and they then go back to one piece for flight which gives better stabality. the maximum wieght theaircraft can carry is 130kg. in conclusion this is a very interesting and eciting devlopment in the world of single man aircraft.

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