Design Thinking

“No other bird has this sort of intricate wing structure,” said Professor Nigel Peake of Cambridge’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, who led the research. “Much of the noise caused by a wing – whether it’s attached to a bird, a plane or a fan – originates at the trailing edge where the air passing over the wing surface is turbulent. The structure of an owl’s wing serves to reduce noise by smoothing the passage of air as it passes over the wing – scattering the sound so their prey can’t hear them coming.” www.treehugger.com Owl wings inspire quieter wind turbine blades

http://www.airbus.com/company/eco-efficiency/biodiversity/biomimicry/

 

 

White spotted owl photo redandthepeanut.blogspot.com/2012/08

White spotted owl information www.barnowltrust.org.uk

White spotted owl bio-inspiration blog.adafruit.com (wind turbines)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1217_041217_owl_feathers.html

 

 

 


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